9th-12th: Young Conservatives

Teacher Name: Shane Spann
Teacher Phone Number: 254-214-0707
Teacher Email: shanespann@hot.rr.com
Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $10.00
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 9-12
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: anytime, but would prefer them back to back
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: little to none

Required Materials or Books: your brain, your body and your book America the Strong, by William J. Bennett

Class Description: What is F.L.I.N.T.? It’s what makes America strong.

We live in a culture that often dismisses and ridicules conservative values. By the time liberal professors, the news media, and Hollywood get through with them, many young Americans are convinced “conservative” means extremist and intolerant. It’s a distortion that endangers America’s future. Bill Bennett and coauthor John Cribb explain what conservatism really means, using five fundamental principles summarized by the word FLINT:
Free enterprise
Limited government
Individual liberty
National defense
Traditional values
America the Strong shows the next generation how these principles have made the United States a great nation and why they are worth preserving. It answers more than one hundred questions, from “Do conservatives hate the government?” to “What’s wrong with having an open border?” to “Why can’t rich people pay all the taxes?”

We will compare and contrast conservative vs. liberal beliefs on topics such as, but not limited to, abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the economy, global warming/climate change, gun control, immigration, religion and government. We will do this by examining what the Bible says about these topics, in order to equip us for discussions in the real world.

Additional Teacher Information:
Teacher Information: I would love to tell you how many degrees I have, but I can’t. I am a former United States Decorated Combat Marine, former Mormon, retired Waco Firefighter, and professional musician. I have only been passionate and interested in a few things in my lifetime. So I have only studied Christian apologetics, which led me to conservatism and music. I spend my free time listening to GK Chesterton, Tim Keller, CS Lewis, and my church pastor’s podcasts and conservative talk shows.

Shane Spann

Shane Spann


Shane is a retired Waco Firefighter and professional musician, performing several concerts a year. He has been playing guitar for over 35 years and ukulele for about 8 years. He has also been playing the mountain dulcimer for over 5 years. He has played rhythm guitar, ukulele and dulcimer in the praise band at his church. He has taught private lessons for over 20 years. He is a Jesus follower and loves kids. He brings fun to the instrument and to music. He has been married for 24 years and has a 12 year-old son.