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Education and Ideology: Examining the Public School Conflict, John Stamper, Part 2

“Be a light in the darkness. Show your kids and others around you what it means to have faith and praise in tough times. Your actions and words matter, so let’s model that for our children and be an example for everyone.” — John Stamper

In this thought-provoking episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, Yvette Hampton welcomes John Stamper, author of Conflicted: Pulling Back the Curtain on Public Education. Join them as they delve into the topic of public school methods, philosophies, and compromises, exploring issues beyond homeschooling and the impact of ideologies in the education system. Discover the significance of understanding history, parental responsibility, and the importance of being informed in this engaging conversation.

Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation.

Education and Ideology: Examining the Public School Conflict, John Stamper, Part 2

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Coach John Stamper is the instructor of Physical Education, Strength & Conditioning, and Geocaching at He graduated from homeschool and achieved a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, and P.E. and Health as well as a master’s degree in Leadership and Sports Management. His background in homeschooling, and thirteen years’ experience as a teacher, and coach give him a unique perspective on the issues in public education and the benefits available to homeschool families.

Discussion Questions For the Series:

    1. What were your initial thoughts and emotions after listening to John Stamper’s personal story and experiences concerning public school conflict? How did it make you feel about the current state of education?
    2. John mentions the significance of understanding why he and his siblings were homeschooled. Discuss the importance of knowing the reasons behind homeschooling and how it can impact a child’s education and upbringing.
    3. John draws parallels between the education systems in countries like Nazi Germany, the USSR, and modern-day America. How do you think these historical examples can inform our understanding of the current state of education in our own country? Are there any specific similarities or differences that stand out to you?
    4. John describes how education can be both a powerful force for positive change and a tool for indoctrination and control. How do you see this tension playing out in our society today? Are there any specific examples from the media, school board meetings, or classroom settings that come to mind?
    5. The speaker emphasizes the importance of studying history to learn from past mistakes and successes. How do you think studying history can help us navigate the present and shape the future? Can you think of any historical events or periods that have directly influenced your own understanding of education or certain ideologies?
    6. John mentions the impact of ideology and certain narratives being introduced in schools through teacher trainings, mandatory meetings, and special events/speakers. Have you personally encountered situations where ideologies or beliefs were being promoted in an educational setting without your knowledge or agreement? How did you handle it?
    7. John references Mao’s policies aimed at dismantling family bonds and the importance of diligently teaching the commandments of the Lord to our children. How do you see the role of faith and spirituality in shaping a child’s education and character? How can parents effectively pass down their faith and values to their children in the face of conflicting ideologies?
    8. The speaker talks about the current division in society and the need for Christians to be a light and example for their families and communities. How do you personally navigate the challenges of being a Christian in today’s world? What are some practical ways you can be a positive influence and make a difference in your sphere of influence?
    9. Reflecting on John’s experiences and insights, discuss your own thoughts and convictions regarding the state of education in America. What, if any, changes or actions do you believe are necessary to address the issues raised in this episode?

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.