Running Interference to Counteract the Spread of Post-Christian Beliefs
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Infectious Diseases, has become a household name and face in these uncertain times. His daily commentaries in TV media interviews and Presidential press conferences reassures many that the federal government’s approach to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus is unprecedented and comprehensive. In his expert opinion, gained from thirty-five years of medical and scientific experience, he believes that the government’s extreme measures in interfering with the spread of the coronavirus will lessen the impact, flatten the curve, and control the outbreak.
“Although you can’t predict accurately, the way you interfere with that and not only diminish the peak of the curve but even perhaps the duration depends on the effectiveness in which you do the kinds of controls that we’ve been talking about, the containment and the mitigation,” Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In NJ, Governor Murphy has closed all public schools to interfere with spread of the virus. Students being contained to their homes decreases the likelihood the coronavirus will spread.
This intentional strategy to interfere with the spread of the coronavirus should also be used over the next few weeks by parents to interfere with the spread of post-Christian beliefs that your child might unknowingly pick up in a normal school setting. For many parents, having students at home during this time presents unique challenges. However, it is a unique opportunity for parents to be even more engaged in the curriculum and lessons their children are learning. Don’t let it go to waste! This is a great chance for parents to counteract and contain any influence that contradicts their faith.
According to Barna Research, families have a greater influence on their child’s worldview than schools. Furthermore, a person’s belief system is well formed by the age of 13.
I want to encourage you to use the resources below to help use this time to educate, train and talk to your students about what they are learning. For families that home school their children throughout the school year, please encourage others in your faith community with practical steps to help ease the burden and stress.
Let’s make NJ better,
Director of Advocacy
Educational Resources for Parents*
- Focus on the Family has a very large library of resources, books, and DVD’s for parents providing home education.
- National Geographic Kids and Scholastic have videos, articles, books, and educational games and experiments for kids covering a variety of topics including science, math, and history.
- Outschool.com provides free online classes
- prodigygame.com provides free math lessons and skill boosting activities), and
- khanacademy.org provides free personalized courses covering all the core subjects from first grade to high school and beyond.
*Disclaimer: The educational resources mentioned here do not indicate an official endorsement by Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey.