State Church or Public School?

For a group of men supposedly careless about religion (as is now popularly taught), it is ironic that the first item on the Founding Fathers’ list of THINGS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT DO is create a State religion or interfere in anyone’s practice of religion (while safeguarding life, liberty, property). “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”(Amendment I, Constitution of the United States). Most of us have a mental image of what a church is, does, or looks like, but consider these components of religion taken from dictionaries: Deity:A belief … Continue reading

Conscious Discipline – Safety. Connection. Problem Solving.

What Dr. Becky Bailey is teaching is truly transformative! And you can try out any of the principles for yourself. These are simple ideas, that honor an individual’s agency (free will) and they work. We love her book, “Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline.” You’ll recognize the values in this book are also found here on our page Our Values More videos for Conscious Discipline here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUVecCCnEseDxWTDeran1lQ Comment with your experiences using these principles in your life.

A school that builds relationships?

The goal of socialization needs a re-work! The majority of the world encourages the focus to be on peer relationships for our children.. Why it this? At American Family Education we are looking ahead and see that children who have secure, trusting relationships with their parents have the best pattern for success. “Parent-Led” This pattern is the pattern for children learn to build a relationship with their Creator. “Purpose-Driven” More from an expert on why a relationship with a loving parent, plus other important topics are explained in the following presentation:

The Cost

When you choose to educate yourself or your children, there is always an investment. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return.” Be generous with your children and invest in them, they are the future. The monetary cost can be minimal, but there are other costs associated with stepping out of the Education Matrix and assuming responsibility for your children’s education. From within this Matrix, there are some commonly held beliefs of what those “costs” or sacrifices might be. Educational systems that are … Continue reading

Best Tools

You’ll need your scriptures, something to write with and something to write on. -Glenn J. Kimber In order to raise up the next generation to be self-governing, purpose driven, faithful leaders, one must start with a clear intention or purpose for the educational tools you choose. This is like having a target. What are your chances of hitting a bull’s-eye without a target? Zero! And once you have a target in place, how much practice does it take before you can hit a perfect bull’s-eye? A lot! Hitting a bull’s-eye requires a constant cycle of the plan, do, check, and … Continue reading

Is your community part of the Education Revolution?

Do you want to see your community lised as part of the Education Revolution? Existing schools, organized co-ops, teachers, parents, students, or community leaders… take the Education Revealed! mini course found on the AmericanFamilyEducation.com.

You are invited to learn about this new system of education to know how to recognize and compare your options. If you would like to join with this cause, share this mini course with more in your community! When there is a group, in any area, interested in learning more, help is on it’s way.

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A few notes on college

One of our most common questions is, “What ages can be students at American Family Education?” At all levels of development people are looking for more than alternative education.. they are looking for education that would actually work for them individually. Not only do we establish a better foundation for students, but we start them on a path with tools through to living a purpose driven life, fulfilling their mission.

For many people the path to their mission is outside of needing a college degree. Some will need specific certification or licensing to fulfill their missions.. but not most. For most, learning the skills we emphasize like goals planning, finding and being mentored, soft skills, leadership, logic, personal finance, etc, are the skills that are rarely taught in other programs, but are most important for general success are all taught at AFE.

It’s no wonder that even with our program still being developed, so many are anxious to participate at AFE as a preparation for life, not just a replacement for K-12 education.

A few quick videos that highlight the current state of higher education:

What Every Graduate Should Know

The Speech Every 2015 College Grad Needs to Hear

Game of Loans

The Problem with Having an Advanced Degree

Utopia University Promotional Video

How the Liberal University Hurts the Liberal Student

The Least Diverse Place in America