The Ron Paul Curriculum has completely revolutionized the educational lives for many families that believe in an education for their children based on the freedom philosophy. I left another curriculum to start the Ron Paul Curriculum, which was one of the best decisions my parents made regarding my education. The previous curriculum was strictly textbooks, and the only source other than textbooks was my parents. Unlike the RPC, there were no lectures. When I first started RPC I had very little writing experience, and I lacked many other important skills. It was tough at first to get into a steady pace, I still have work to do. But I have come a long way since the day I started this curriculum, I have a lot of work to do before I reach my goals, but I have made a lot of academic progress since I started the RPC, and I am looking forward to the opportunities to come.
This curriculum puts an large emphasis on writing which makes sense because solid writing skills are vital to success, this was difficult for me because in previous years, and several different school programs, I never did very much writing, nor did I learn how to write effectively. It was a shock when I started this curriculum with no knowledge on how to write, through the persistence of the weekly writing assignments I have come a long way with my writing, as you can probably tell I still have a long way to go before I achieve any level of success through writing, but I am confident that this curriculum will prove itself in being an effective way to learn to write.
Here are student benefits of the RPC that have been proven through my own experience.
- Older students will learn the skill of self motivation, and determination to achieve their goals. Prior to starting this curriculum I though I was self motivated, but not even 2 weeks in, I learned that I was dead wrong. You will find written on the landing page, that this curriculum may not be for students who lack motivation, I believe that is true. But students who do have at least some drive will completely transform their productivity. I do not think I came into this with enough drive and determination, I still lack these, but by every passing day the RPC motivates me to try harder to become the best I can.
- You can choose your schedule. If you want to wake up at 5:00 AM and get a jump on the school day, this curriculum allows you to do this. If an older student has a job, he or she can work their school schedule around their job schedule. If and when a student chooses to start a business they have the option to tailor their schedule to make it work for them.
- Note-taking skills. Through this curriculum, I have developed my note taking skills, I have learned how to take effective notes. These skills are not only useful for school, but also when I attempt to learn anything, whether I am doing my own research, learning from another person or attending a seminar, the skill to take good notes is valuable.
- The self taught aspect of the curriculum allows students to be more independent in nearly every aspect of life.
This is a 98% self taught curriculum, the ability to develop methods of learning on your own is a skill that will be useful in every aspect of your life. This is a skill that a student must take with them to college, even if they do not plan to get a college education, the ability to learn on your own is an incredibly valuable skill. This form of self discipline is not taught in public schools, it is only found in unique opportunities such as the RPC.
- The school day is time efficient. Each class takes on average 1 hour per day (it differs depending on the class or grade), this is efficient. Public school kids spend most of their day at school, and then come home to piles of homework, this, in my opinion, is mostly just a time sucker. A student that does the RPC through high school,or even better K-12, is at a much higher advantage than a student who spends 13 years of their life in a classroom being taught by the corrupt government school system. Time is an irreplaceable resource, it should be spent wisely.