Episode 71: Homeschool History: Fighting the Rising Tide of Mediocrityseries art
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

Episode 71: Homeschool History: Fighting the Rising Tide of Mediocrity

Homeschooling & Loving It!

By: Jamie Gaddy and Homeschool.com


Episode Info

We’re excited about our guest this week. The author of the Tuttle Twin’s Book Series, Connor Boyack is here to join us for a chat on why he wrote/is writing these books and about his new history book project. The Tuttle Twins has sold over 4 million copies and is widely discussed from CNN to Fox News. Connor attempts to reveal the truth about free market, government and civics in a fictional storyline that elementary kids and even teens can easily understand and apply to current events.

Connor has a great newsletter that he sends out weekly. A quote you used in your newsletter back in May really stuck with me.

“The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and as a people.”  Which was from the National Commission on Excellence in Education – – from 1983. 1983 – If education was mediocre then – – what do we have now? Anyway- this quote resonated with me – first because it is one of the reasons we chose to homeschool. But you pointed out that this mediocrity is at a critical point. I agree and feel that it is especially critical to how ignorant the bulk of our young adults are when it comes to knowledge about history, economics, and government.

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