Monday, January 10, 2005

Publik Skule or Home School?

The reasons to homeschool just keep piling up...

From Doug Giles at
It’s been eleven months since we pulled our teenage daughters out of the public school system and started to home school them, and I could kick myself for waiting so long. The educational, emotional, spiritual and physical progress they have made has been amazing. Not that they were anti-intellectual psychologically teetering bloated decadent nut jobs before they started home schooling, it’s just that I’ve been ecstatically stunned at how they have aggressively embraced this new lease on their educational life.
parent[s] … home schooling isn’t as tough as you think it is. With the advent of online virtual schools, plus the tens of thousands of people who have bailed out of the system, there are afforded to you, the home schooling parent and student, amazing resources, local networks of like-minded families and world-class curricula, to help you help yours be the leaders God intends for them to be.

(Discovered via Vox's blog)

The best thing a parent could possibly do for their child is take them out of public school. Conversely, the worst thing parents could do to their children is place them in the public school system. The structure and atmosphere of government schools is neither conducive to learning nor promotive of the moral standards Christian young people are expected to uphold.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: God commands parents to "Raise up a child in the way he should go." Don't subcontract out the rearing of your children. Some day you'll stand before the Throne.

For more reasons why Christians should be educating their own children, click here.