Alex Newman | Ep. 045

Jun 14, 2023

The Spiritual Crisis in Education and the Hope of Homeschooling - Part 2

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About this Episode

In part two of this thought-provoking conversation, Zan and Alex Newman delve into the literacy crisis in America. Teaching children to read using phonics has been abandoned by many schools, with often catastrophic consequences. Zan and Alex also touch on the sobering issue of teen suicide and depression in our culture, as well as some of the causes. In contrast to the current spiritual crisis in education, Zan and Alex close by sharing the hope we have in Christ, the benefits of homeschooling, and the importance of faith in education, family life, and freedom.



Meet My Guest

Alex Newman is an award-winning international journalist, educator, author, speaker, investor, and consultant who seeks to glorify God in everything he does. Alex is happily married and the homeschool dad of five children.  Along with his family, he divides his time and residence between various places, including Europe and the United States. Alex has authored and co-authored several books, including Crimes of the Educators which was written with the internationally renowned educator Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld.

In addition to serving as president of Liberty Sentinel Media, Inc, and executive director of Public School Exit, Alex has written for a wide array of publications in the United States and abroad. He currently serves as a contributor to the Epoch Times, a correspondent for the Law Enforcement Intelligence Brief, foreign correspondent and senior editor for The New American magazine, a writer for WND (World Net Daily), an education writer for FreedomProject Media, a columnist for the Illinois Family Institute, and much more. For over a decade, Alex taught advanced economics to some of America’s brightest high-school seniors through FreedomProject Academy, an accredited K-12 Christian school offering a classical education to future leaders worldwide where he now serves on the board. Alex also has an education blog called The Newman Report for Freedom Media, an affiliate of the school.

Alex speaks regularly at conferences on topics ranging from education and economics to climate and international affairs. He also teaches regularly in evangelical churches on a wide array of subjects. Alex has a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Florida with an emphasis in economics and international relations, as well as an A.A. degree in foreign languages from Miami-Dade College. He also studied international relations at the Institute Français des Alpes in France.

Alex has lived, studied, and worked in eight countries (the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, France, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden) on four continents. He speaks multiple languages fluently and more at varying degrees of proficiency.


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At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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