In a country where people are fiercely proud of their traditions, there comes a time to stop accepting the status quo and take a closer look at why you’re doing what you’re doing and whether it’s a good thing.
School is one of them.
I’m not going to go into another diatribe today about the real purpose of school. Instead I’m going to focus on another area that is often overlooked by the parents of kids in school- the removal of Christian values.
I know what some of you are thinking-
“OUR school is okay.”
And you know what? That’s great. But for how long? And not only that…how do you know it’s okay? Because you’re on the PTA? Because you read through all of your kids’ papers? Because your kids would surely tell you if something was amiss, right?
Reminds me of the adage, “Looks can be deceiving.”
Our culture is quickly changing. The lines between right and wrong are being blurred in our public schools. Many, many parents make a valiant effort of instilling positive moral values into their children, and many succeed. Unfortunately, though, it’s working less and less.
School students spend at least 30-35 hours per week in school where their Christian values are being questioned- not always openly, but insidiously. Besides the dubious things they are being taught in school, they are also surrounded by peers who are heavily influenced by the licentiousness of our society today.
It isn’t pretty.
I realize how comforting it is to think about how great your kids’ schools are, but I urge you to at least consider the possibility that you may not be seeing things as they really are.
I know that some of the things I write about can seem a bit controversial, but I write these things out of a desire to encourage and to speak the truth.
Maybe it’s time to shed some of those preconceived notions of what education is supposed to look like and take into consideration the fact that children throughout time have been taught at home without the government’s help. Just ask Thomas Edison, Virginia Woolf, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Are your dreams of watching your kids graduate from your high school alma mater worth the risk to their spiritual well-being?
The thought of bringing your kids home, out of the fray, so to speak, can seem like an impossible task, but the benefits to your child are certainly worth the risk.
But if you ask me, leaving your kids in school may well be the biggest risk of all.
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