Oklahoma endorses federal education policy at the most local levels, as do most other states. With the federal government now sanctioning gay marriage, public schools will not only continue to push sex education, but sex education directly undermining natural law and traditional marriage.
Studies have shown that Christian children are more likely to lose their worldview in a public school than evangelize other children to Christianity. Peer pressure is an enormous issue for children – especially those of middle school age and above – and if peers aren’t Christian influences, they tend to be influences against the Christian world view.
God teaches that parents have control and authority over the education of their children via Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child up in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says, “…And tho shalt teach diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Public schools are not willing to teach the Biblical tenets necessary to provide a firm foundation for your child in their relationship with the Lord – the most important part of their upbringing.
Public school literature has become polluted with sexually deviant and explicit reading material. It becomes very hard to fight teachers that assign books from reading lists that include today’s genre of unfiltered, secular humanist world view to an entire class for a grade.
Though you may spend time at home with your children discussing the foundation of their Christian views, children in public schools are often indoctrinated into racism and hatred of America through re-imagined history, or science courses that elevate the Earth and animals above man – God’s first creation.
Jenni is married to David White, an electrical engineer. They have 3 girls and 2 boys (Bryna/1983, Barbara/1998, Betty/2001, Coleman/2002 and Sam/2004) the youngest three of whom she has schooled at home since 2010.
She earned a Master's Degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she honed her research skills on such interesting subjects as Mexican free-tailed bats and north American river otter before becoming a high school science teacher. After a stint as an Epidemiology for the Oklahoma State Health Department, Jenni went back to teaching as a 7th grade science teacher on the same team with her mother, an English teacher, before retiring to stay home with her children.
As a stay-at-home mom involved in her children's educations, Jenni became increasingly aware of how poor even their Blue Ribbon public elementary was becoming. Her concerns gave rise to Restore Oklahoma Public Education and spawned several highly detailed research papers on the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the State Longitudinal Database System.
Today, she writes, blogs, researches and lobbies with other members of the ROPE board who helped stop the implementation of Common Core in Oklahoma in spring of 2014. Her original writing and research has been published in American Thinker, School Reform News and cited in various national publications.
Jenni has been a radio guest on the Laura Ingraham Show, The Sam Sorbo Show (Talk Radio Network), Sandy Rios in the Morning (American Family Radio), The Glenn Beck Show with host Dana Loesch, and was a panelist with Matt Kibbe, David Barton and Oklahoma Senator Josh Brecheen for Glenn Beck's We Will Not Conform Live event. She has also been a guest on numerous local radio programs across Oklahoma and nationally from Colorado to Alabama.
Privileged to be invited to speak in any venue, Jenni has spoken before the Council for National Policy, Eagle Forum Policy Council, State Policy Network, the Republican National Committee, Reclaiming America for Christ, Clouds Over America, Teaching Parents Association (Kansas) and to groups all across Oklahoma as well as in Iowa, South Dakota and Utah.
Several national publications including the New York Times, The Guardian U.K., Breitbart News, The Federalist, The Blaze, National Review and the Daily Caller have interviewed her for stories related to her research on Common Core.
Both humbled and delighted, Jenni has accepted the "Statesman Of The Year" award from the Bott Radio Network, the "Americanist" award from the John Birch Society, an "Eagle" Award from Phyllis Schlafly and the Frederick Douglass Award given to all ROPE Board members by Oklahoma grassroots activists at the Second Annual Defenders of Liberty awards ceremony.