Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, TN, made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local or state governments.
“There is a proper way to educate and there is a proper way to govern, and they are both known. Today we do these things in a different way, which presents a serious and perhaps fatal problem for our country. But repair is possible.”
President Arnn notes, “The word ‘education’ comes from a Latin word meaning ‘to lead forth.’ And if you think about it, ‘forth’ is a value-laden term. Which way is forth? The Bible tells us to ‘raise up a child in the way he should go.’ But which way should he go?”
This young student understands what the word education really means: