Before I discuss schools, let’s cover some “forbidden topics”.

I have a good family culture, one worth defending. I want my kids to be supported in choosing that. Further, I want my kids to remain children for a good while. I don’t want them to be confronted with adult decisions about sexuality, pornography, life-changing friends or situations. In short, I want them to first learn to resist the false promises of a noisy world that will draw them away from the peace, joy, satisfaction, and ultimate purpose that I have in my life.

What can I say about schools?

School and educational success is a direct reflection of how fully teachers support or elevate your family culture and educational values. The harder your school fights against your families values – whether they be educational, discipline or religious – the worse the education will be for your child.  If your children have a consistent message from you, from teachers, from the discipline/respect structure of the school and from their friends, the greater the chance that your children will know what you believe, why, and how important it is to a life well-lived.

I have six graduates from Holy Rosary Academy in Anchorage. I have three children soon to be in the 4th, 9th and 12th grades. When you talk with my kids, you will recognize a part of me in all of them. They are all different, but healthy, happy, productive, unconfused thinkers and believers. For my children’s education, you could say I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. I have done my part for my children by first living a vibrant faith, and also sacrificing my time, treasure and talent to their school, which has ever been my partner in raising children who know me, who I know, and who, most importantly, know themselves.

Tempus Fugit. Choose your school wisely.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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OPINON: The harder schools fight against your values, the worse off your kids will be

Glen Biegel
Glen Biegel is a long-time Anchorage resident, former host of a popular radio talk-show, a community activist and a political strategist.


  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    The topic for this article make one think we should just give up and let schools warp our children’s minds with their crap! After reading I’m proud to say thank you. You have done your job as a parent and taught your kids well. Now days parents are so tied up in all the b.s. life throws at them they fail there children. A lot of kids don’t have an even playing field in life anymore. The schools tell them our homes aren’t safe. Their parents are trying to indoctrinate them into an unhealthy life all the time proving that it’s the school and there WOKE/LGBTQ+ crap that is unsafe/healthy. I’m hoping a lot of parents read and understand what is going on in schools and stand up for their children. If they don’t it won’t be long before America becomes NAZI Germany all over again.

    • Glen Biegel says:

      When we talk about the importance of a ‘good’ education for our kids, I just urge you not to ‘go there’. You have to understand how careful folks are to avoid the topic of Germany whenever they talk with people on any side. While I don’t disagree with the ultimate consequences of this decisions (where to send your kids to school), I just would caution you to use language that people can process in the light of the current US of A. We aren’t sending kids to death camps. The left is indoctrinating them. It’s an important distinction for many people, and I urge you to think about it.
      Thanks for reading the piece. Appreciate your expressing your passion for this issue as I have.

    • Lucinda says:

      Extremism proves you thoughtless and dim.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Well, I guess that explains your inability to provide intelligent conversation Ms. Lucinda.

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Public Schools are nothing more than Communist Indoctrination Centers staffed with mentally ill sexually deviant “teachers” pushing all sorts of depravity on young impressionable minds. Stop paying property taxes and starve this Beast System to death.