Ron Paul has a new gig after retiring from Congress. The libertarian-leaning Texas Republican is getting into the home schooling business.
"I am pleased to announce my new website: www.ronpaulcurriculum.com which will feature an online home school curriculum for students K-12. Check out the video below from Tom Woods for more information and be sure to tell your family and friends!" Paul wrote on his Facebook page.
The home schooling issue is nothing new for Paul, who gained a national following with GOP presidential bids in 2008 and 2012 (he was also the 1988 Libertarian presidential nominee). In fact, during his farewell speech to Congress last November, he suggested that the homeschooling movement would play a "revolutionary" role in restoring limited government.
The homeschooling curriculum offers a different spin on subjects than they might get at their local public school. According to Paul's site:
Students learn the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty - how it was won, how it is being lost, and how it will be restored. (Not can . . . will.)
Students also learn the basics of American history, the United States Constitution, and American geography.
They get two courses on free market economics. They get two courses on government, including a how-to course on reclaiming America, one county at a time.
Students get mathematics, either through calculus or statistics or both.
They get the basics of science: earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics.
They also learn how to start a home-based business.
Thomas Woods, Paul's partner in the homeschooling endeavor, is a libertarian author and public speaker, among other roles. His books include The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Who Killed the Constitution?: The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush.