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Exclusive Interview with Sam Sorbo: Why the Department of Education is a “Misnomer”

Exclusive Interview with Sam Sorbo: Why the Department of Education is a “Misnomer”

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Christian author/actress and homeschool advocate Sam Sorbo about her views on America’s education system. 

Her opinion is nothing new: Public schools are failing to prepare students for college and colleges are failing to prepare kids for a career.

The primary issue with the system is the role of the federal government, which is more concerned with money and power than with the future of our children.

A prime example is Common Core, an educational initiative introduced under President Obama. The federal government incentivized schools to adopt Common Core by offering grant money.

Like Socialism, Common Core aims to create a level playing field for all students. Like Socialism, Common Core strives for mediocrity but achieves only the bottom line by failing to motivate the individual.

As Sorbo points out, Common Core urges students to regurgitate, rather than digest, information.

“The entire system is broken because we’re going about it the wrong way,” argues Sorbo. America’s education system is based on a Prussian model for soldiers. And what is the most important quality in a soldier? Obedience. 

The obligation to obey is why parents are allowing Common Core and other faults to pollute the system. 

“The best educational model in history is the entrepreneurial model on which this nation was founded,” says Sorbo, and we can move towards this system by disbanding the Department of Education and returning power over education to the states. 

“We are the greatest leap in prosperity that the world has ever known, and the reason for that is the entrepreneurial spirit of this nation.”

Sorbo hopes to return American values to education through her nonprofit organization Make Education Great Again (MEGA), which aims to promote homeschooling and help parents run for school boards. 

“We can take back our education in the United States,” says Sorbo. ‘It’s not too late.’

To all the parents out there who believe homeschooling is too hard, Sorbo says: What does it say about the system when it produces adults who are incapable of teaching third grade math? And what does it say about parents who send their kids into that system?

You can learn more about Sorbo, her books, and her organization by checking out her official website

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  1. Billy shurtz PhD.

    The goal of education pre-determined by the government is teaching to PASS WRITTEN TESTS. However, passing written tests should not be the goal of education. Should study the German method of “teaching by doing” actual trades through on the job apprenticeships.

    Employers should also start hiring families or working-buddy groups to share the work of a work station or task. So that one or all, when needed, the group can share, fill in and see that the work gets done. The group should help each other get the job done. The small cooperative family or group can do the job better than trying to have one person do it totally alone.

    groups for a work position or work station,

  2. Billy shurtz

    Billy Shurtz PhD.

    turningpoint10@ymail. com

  3. Larry

    She is exactly right. Get the Federal Govt out of education. It is past time to abolish the Dept of Education.

  4. Gail

    I appreciate the mention by Sam Sorbo of the obedience factor. It is what government requires and what the schools teach. The schools are creating sheep who lack critical thinking skills and cannot think morally but instead churn out mass blind followers. This equals success for government but death to the individual liberties and profitability of the people of a Nation.

  5. DL Bigelow

    It should be called the ‘Department of Indoctrination” I home school my son, because I believe schools today are more interested in discipline than education, and discipline without education is animal training. I will not subject him to bullies, violence, or a teacher who is more interested in pushing the agenda of control, rather than fostering our children’s imagination!

  6. Robert W. Henry 111

    Dear Kevin, I’m at a lose because we haven’t actually met before now, but I feel as if I’ve known you my whole life because of the character you played in Hercules! Please entertain the idea for this dream I was given by God Almighty. If you were to actually present this to the world it would make it so much better because of your notoriety!

    Can you imagine purchasing products and the profits that are usually used to build wealth could be given back to you because these same profits went into a 501c3 corporation that will in turn feed starving people around our world? You’ve heard those corporations begging for financial assistance. What usually happens to those channels? They get kicked off or deleted because we’re already hard pressed to give to anyone but ourselves. It’s our money but I believe God came up with a plan where everyone could benefit by giving.
    God did say it is better to give than receive. Didn’t He?
    Am I right or wrong?”
    Allow me to explain what I believe is God’s infinite wisdom that is about to be brought to fruition.

    I know every Red, White & blue-blooded American would reconsider giving. But only if it benefited them. Why else would anyone consider others if not for themselves, first? This is a plan imagined in the heart of God for the poor, defenseless people around the world.
    With God nothing will be impossible; (Luke 1:37) While I was dreaming three dreams came to me. Most dreams don’t consider anything like I’ve always thought but these dreams where different. They showed a very clever way to eradicate starvation around this world in 2 dreams but the last showed what would happen to us as a result of said dreams and how we will be protected by the countries we saved from starvation. After all those people are no doubt their next leaders and even if they weren’t they would stand up for our struggles. I just couldn’t believe that a plan so simple hasn’t been implemented before now!
    Most people think what’s in a situation for them, everyone wants to profit before their investment is realized. Not doing anything unless there’s something in it for them, right?
    Well, I’m going to present a business opportunity possibly never before offered to our human race. The following plan recognizes human need for wealth while realizing a tremendous profit in the process, while helping others. Unbelievable?
    Read on:
    God in His infinite wisdom showed me three significant visions that intertwined each other.
    After all, we are created in His image. (Genesis 1:3)
    The bible is full of topics expressing caring for others more than one’s own self, I believe. Imagine offering EVERYONE the opportunity to receive credit from what they previously purchased.
    But only those who have social security numbers.
    The bar stocking code will enable the profit to be given to a 501c-3 corporation.
    (These are the corporations that utilize profit to help others). This is where your tax break comes in; using the UPC codes located on all merchandise will enable this to occur. Imagine anything purchased, groceries, clothing, automotive, virtually all items are retailed while the profit goes to produce wealth. Now imagine this wealth being put into a plan to eradicate starvation around the world, including our own country.
    Are you beginning to see it? A plan so simple that with God’s guidance is about to be achieved. This is so simple, yet profound.
    The 501c-3 has been set up by our government to allow us to lower our taxes and with it you’ll have a great tax shelter. Without this program all you would have is a product but now with this same product you’ll receive considerable credit for your taxes. Never before has an idea come from man, so I assume only God could orchestrate an altruistic plan such as this. God is so Great and He Loves each of you So Much. Why do you suppose those codes were allowed to be created in the first place at this particular time?
    Only God could orchestrate a plan such as this. God’s mind is so mysterious who can fathom it?
    By working with manufactures of said products can we remove all of the costs associated with the profit. We would ask the industry to pitch in and help to alleviate much of the high overhead such as distribution costs, real estate, shipping and high CEO salaries, and we would ask for donations. Donations would pour in like water from a pitcher. The profit used to implement the world’s best product, “The Kings Great Bounty” will be gathered together through various means; such as soliciting venders for Free Products, Raffles, Car Washes, Door to Door Soliciting, and various means to acquire products for the least amount of money. Truck drivers would gladly drive loads for a higher calling. Farmers would gratefully give portions of their produce. Cattle farmers would be willing to give because these type of individuals make up a large portion of Christians in our nation. And that’s what Christians do, help others. Because of the tremendous benefits we’ll receive up in heaven from our giving to these suffering people around the world. After all God did give us the commandment to help our brothers. By so doing we have helped God.
    “But we would need a staff that donates their time for the furtherance of this gospel. Churches would be willing to help with their resources. It would open such a volunteer job market that would be willing to hear one day. “Well done good and Faithful servant” from God Himself.”
    Everyone will profit by helping others survive life’s challenges that come our way. Once we foresee the suffering within the world diminishing God will grant the greatest gift. That is “treasure in Heaven where dust or rust do not destroy”. This will create mass competitors who will eventually join our ranks because our cause is for the greater good. That is where we need to concentrate. They would soon lose money fighting against God. Sound familiar?
    Allow me to break this down into small bite sized pieces;
    COMPANY ANALYSIS This business utilizes the codes found on merchandise while keeping track of each sale. The UPC codes ( Universal Product Code ) listed on each product will accomplish this. Hire Programming Engineers to set up a program for all the people to enter their contact info so they’ll be able to remain abreast of all their previous purchases. They should be able to enter their username & password to be able to gather their pertinent information. Add periodic promotions i.e.: Saving on particular items & when & where available,
    Utilizing this code and tracking the sale for distribution of profits later while sending notifications through electronic devices to each participant. Keeping everyone abreast of their tax credit electronically which will grow after each sale. Think of the money that passes everyone hands daily. Multi-millions daily goes right into your account. Into the 501c3 corporation. PRAISE GOD!
    We would offer SPIFs, (special performance incentive funds). to attract more participants. The hunger that has children suffering needlessly would be vanquished. And these children are their countries next rulers.
    It would be a mighty special place to live without starvation.
    As I listened to TD Jakes sermon last night this vision came alive once more as you stated that “EVERYTHING WE DO SHOULD IN EVERY WAY BRING GLORY TO GOD”. So I also thought about the way we should deliver this message to the world. Knowing that such an idea will be foreign to most people it should be presented by a World known figure like Kevin Sorbo; who is the perfect candidate because he is born again believer, on fire for God, who would gladly give of his time knowing his payment will not come from this world but from Heaven above.
    Customer Analysis
    So many people today are crying out for better tax breaks that don’t have enough. This will enable ANYONE to be able to extend a helping hand and by so doing receive incredible incentives, (i.e. tax credits): Everyone needs to eat and by so doing, will benefit the starving people who won’t be starving any longer but will learn to care for themselves.
    Who wouldn’t want a altruistic program like this? The only problem would be universally trusting this altruistic company. It would need a credibility counsel to oversee its duties; like the IRS.
    But once this has been fulfilled it would be smooth sailing.
    Competitive Analysis
    So many envious companies will undoubtedly join our ranks because they will soon be out of business if they choose to remain impartial, they will probably lose valuable credibility.
    Once we extend this opportunity to manufacturing companies they would undoubtedly join our ranks due the fact that if they choose to remain impartial they would lose enormous credibility as a fair company.
    Marketing Strategy:
    1a–Solicit reputable companies & let them in on this idea about eradicating starvation then ask for their assistance in some way financially.
    2a–Contact many dairy farmers and let them also know that any help could be used as a Tax shelter.
    3.–Contact every imaginable farmer informing them of the Tax incentive also. With free promotional programs.
    Once the word got out, the remaining percentage of businesses they will rush to sign up. You see to me I’ve already foreseen the final battle.
    Operations Plan
    Seek out and find venture capitalists who can envision this business plan into existence. If this is truly from God it will overflow with blessings but if not it will not move at all. But we at least have to seek out His will. Pray like we’ve never prayed before because people’s lives are at stake. The CEO will acquire his income then donate much of it to God’s Great Bounty”.
    Financial Plan
    An abundance of startup costs but more for those to help implement it to fruition. Can you see the value of this business plan?
    Like Steve Jobs did with Apple and anyone with a vision can glean value from it…
    Implementation Strategies
    Contact Programming Engineers to discuss term for finalizing contract for this business. Tell them that this business is proprietary and have them sign agreement to that fact. Utilize sources that pertain to collecting products for use with this plan.
    Contact many businesses letting them know of the tremendous opportunity to acquire tax shelters by their participation with this business plan.
    “King’s Great Bounty” will be the name!
    Now imagine many businesses acquiring the right to help the starving people while they are still alive. A tremendous opportunity while I was sleeping—
    An Acts 2:17 , Joel 2:28 commitment….Praise the Lord!!!

  7. Robert W. Henry 111

    Dearest Mr. Sorbo,

    Dear Kevin, thanks for taking this time to invest into your future and heavenly places. If you agree to work this will definitely not be time wasted. Because our Almighty Lord and Savior will reward you and give you eternal rewards where mold or thieves won’t break in and destroy but will reward you openly.

    May God richly Bless you,
    Robert W. Henry 111

  8. Poorgrandchildren

    We need a separation of school and state.