Public schools educate our children in a variety of relevant subjects such as science, environmentalism, social consciousness and life skills. Sadly however, much of this good work is undone when children return home to bigoted families, who cling to old and discredited beliefs that undermine what they learn in school. Many of these ideas stand in the way of global progress, and create fragmented, rebellious societies that refuse to come together to tackle important problems such as climate change and gun violence.
When students are taught about the science of climate change or the reality about racism and sexism in society, many teachers are shocked when they return to school with questions about the validity of what they’ve been taught. Many children have these doubts planted in their heads by parents who subscribe to far-right ideologies and support fringe political candidates such as Donald Trump. It’s almost impossible to educate these children, as their parents consistently challenge what they’re taught in school. For this reason, many social scholars now believe it is imperative that we institute mandatory family audits by qualified parenting experts, in order to ensure that what is being taught at home is accurate and in accordance with the school curriculum.
Government curriculums are reviewed and assessed by the world’s most distinguished scholars and experts. Every conclusion taught by public schools has been verified and accredited, so parents can rest assured that what their children are taught is both true and moral. We need to draw the line between what children should learn at school, and what they should learn at home. Many subjects require an elite level of education, and should only be taught by qualified teachers from validated curriculums. Regular family audits would ensure that parents are restricted to educating their children in a small domain of simple, non-political subjects, that don’t require a high level of education. We owe it to future generations to put this system in place, so that our children receive accurate information and can make informed decisions about their lives and about where to take the world.