Navy veteran frustrated with today's woke education starts classical Catholic school

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A Navy veteran and begetter of 3 who became frustrated with the woke agendas and secular topics taught successful today's schools sought thing amended for his 3 daughters — and did thing astir it.

Speaking connected Sunday greeting connected "Fox & Friends Weekend," Navy seasoned Lt. Commander Ali Ghaffari, a profoundly faithful person, said, "We're a subject household and we've traveled each astir the state — we've seen tons of schools."

During his past circuit astatine the Naval Academy, helium said, helium enrolled his children successful the section schoolhouse strategy — "I thought they'd beryllium good disconnected and doing good there," helium said. 

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But that is not what happened.

"I realized I was not getting what I was hoping for," helium added. "For me, I privation my kids to spell to heaven. I privation them to emotion Jesus … and unrecorded lives of virtue."

A Navy seasoned and begetter of 3 daughters believes successful an acquisition that puts "God backmost astatine the center, wherever helium belongs." He shared his beliefs and reasons for starting a caller schoolhouse connected "Fox and Friends Weekend."

A Navy seasoned and begetter of 3 daughters believes successful an acquisition that puts "God backmost astatine the center, wherever helium belongs." He shared his beliefs and reasons for starting a caller schoolhouse connected "Fox and Friends Weekend." (iStock)

That was not "the path" that the schoolhouse system was putting them on, helium said.

He besides noted that his mediate girl was being taught Common Core math — and that each night's homework was a tremendous conflict for her.

He said determination "was crying, screaming, astatine the meal table" — and helium realized helium could not support his kids successful that schoolhouse system.

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Then helium heard astir classical education, helium said.

Ghaffari said helium went to sojourn a schoolhouse based connected the principles of classical education. 

"I was amazed by what I saw," helium said — including "the extent of the questioning" by the teachers. He said helium realized that was what helium wanted for his children.

Navy seasoned and begetter of 3 Lt. Commander Ali Ghaffari said that erstwhile helium visited a schoolhouse based connected the principles of classical education, "I was amazed by what I saw" — including "the extent of questioning" by the teachers of the students.

Navy seasoned and begetter of 3 Lt. Commander Ali Ghaffari said that erstwhile helium visited a schoolhouse based connected the principles of classical education, "I was amazed by what I saw" — including "the extent of questioning" by the teachers of the students. (iStock)

"Classical acquisition comes from the Greeks," helium explained. "The Greeks wanted to know, ‘What is simply a bully beingness look like? How bash we unrecorded our lives?' And they came up with surviving lives of virtue, and asking the large questions, and surviving a beingness that is honorable."

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That unrecorded "frees you to person galore choices and to bash galore things," added Ghaffari.

He noted that classical acquisition uses the top works of Western civilization — "these books that are truthful inspiring and person inspired generations for 2,000 years."

The Navy seasoned said overmuch of today's acquisition docket is "very focused connected the present and present — and it ignores eden and the eternal."

He said his kids present emotion going to schoolhouse — "they emotion their homework. They emotion studying and discussing large topics. It's fantastic to see."

He pointed retired that the acquisition truthful galore children are receiving contiguous successful nationalist schools and "even successful immoderate parochial schools, sadly, is precise secularized," helium said. 

"And that docket is contrary to them going to heaven," helium said. "It's precise focused connected the present and present and it ignores eden and the eternal."

Divine Mercy Academy — the schoolhouse successful Maryland begun by Navy seasoned Lt. Commander Ali Ghaffari — is an autarkic backstage time schoolhouse successful the Catholic contented for children successful kindergarten done 8th grade.

Divine Mercy Academy — the schoolhouse successful Maryland begun by Navy seasoned Lt. Commander Ali Ghaffari — is an autarkic backstage time schoolhouse successful the Catholic contented for children successful kindergarten done 8th grade. (iStock)

He believes successful "bringing God back astatine the center, wherever helium belongs" — and helium said his household does that done attending Mass, praying the rosary each day.

And "God's astatine the halfway of our curriculum," helium said, referencing the schoolhouse helium founded.

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Divine Mercy Academy — the schoolhouse helium began — is an autarkic backstage time schoolhouse successful the Catholic contented for children successful kindergarten done 8th grade, its website explains.

It opened successful 2019 and enrollment has been doubling each year, arsenic the cohosts of "Fox & Friends Weekend" noted. It's located successful Pasadena, Maryland.

"We bash this by providing a challenging and integrated Catholic wide arts education."

"Our ngo is to spouse with parents successful their roles arsenic the superior educators of their children, truthful arsenic to foster a emotion for truth, beauty, goodness and learning by providing students with a instauration of contented and virtue, truthful that they whitethorn carnivore witnesser to the kingdom of God," the school's website makes clear.

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It besides says, "We tendency to signifier disciples of Jesus Christ, who are made escaped to recognize their afloat imaginable by surviving joyfully successful accordance with the information revealed by God done quality and the Catholic Church. We bash this by providing a challenging and integrated Catholic wide arts education."

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For anyone wanting much information, the school's website is DivineMercy.md.

Maureen Mackey is managing exertion of manner for Fox News Digital.

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