History shows that nearly every nation has ultimately caved in to a very counter-intuitive (satanic?) temptation: That the only sensible way for 4 and 5-year-old children to begin their life-education journey is that they be ripped away from the care of Mom and Dad at home and turned over to "professional specialists" in state-controlled classrooms.
I chanced upon the well-known Parade Magazine, a Sunday supplement no longer carried in my metro area’s major paper. (I had hoped to find a Sudoku puzzle.) Parade is notoriously liberal and left-leaning, so I almost missed their Intelligence Report which featured the article, Should Homeschooling Be Illegal?
Our president, Gary DeMar, was recently invited to speak at a worldview conference. He was told that he could speak on any worldview subject he chose, with the exception of two: public education and eschatology.
Thankfully, I’ve never had to hire a lawyer except to close several real estate deals. But if I ever need a lawyer, I will do a lot of background checking. The first thing I would look for is how well he knows his subject matter.
Last week I used the Titanic metaphor
Following a recent article, several of you emailed to ask why I appear to prefer homeschooling (HS) as the best educational weapon in this battle for the mind of fragile (5 to 18 year olds) Christian kids instead of opting for a two-way mix of homeschooling and private Christian schools (PCS.)
Three articles dealing with two less than small Christian colleges caught my attention. The first article was written by Hanna Rosin and highlights Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.1 Rosin is the author of the book God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. God’s Harvard is Patrick Henry College.
Speaking of being surprised, a retired public school teacher and I were recently lamenting the mutual distress we share when encountering lone young people on the street, at the mall (and even in church), and to observe there the deliberate avoidance of eye contact, plus the cold, dejected, angry, depressed, dead, dull, hostile, de-moralized looks in the eyes and body language of 75% of them.
Is this church "praying 4 you" because the quality of education in government schools continues to decline despite the money that taxpayers keep pumping into it? Is this church "praying 4 you" because they hope the students don’t engage in premarital sex or get hooked on Methamphetamines?
Education and Morality
Contrary to popular opinion, there is no such thing as amoral or value-neutral education. All education teaches and shapes morality.
Education and the Knowledge of God
Before you run off screaming, “Another homeschool dad trying to convince us all to do what he does,” let me assure you of a couple of things. First, I would never suggest that everyone should educate his or her children the same way we educate ours.
The great men from history can teach us great things. As we look at the topic of education, we find that the great men of history (the good men and the evil men) have clearly recognized the impact of controlling the education of our children.
The television game show is a format that never seems to go away. Just when you thought it was permanently relegated to the daytime daypart, Who Wants to be a Millionaire brought it back to primetime.
What’s in a word? That depends. If it’s the “wrong” word, it could cost you. Apparently, bad language has become so commonplace in the high schools in Hartford, Connecticut, that drastic steps are being taken. If you’re a student and you allow a “swear word” to leave your mouth and a teacher or administrator hears it, you’ll be out 103 bucks. Quite an expensive word.
Mel Gabler is not a household name, yet he had more influence in shaping recent American life than most people ever dream of. He and his wife Norma stood in the gap for over four decades, battling the tax-funded schools’ textbook Establishment.
Almost every day now, especially during the Christmas season, we’re reading stories about how anything religious is being cut out of history. Censoring Christianity from culture is not a new phenomenon. What has been going on for more than 30 years and known only by a few is finally coming to light thanks to the Internet.