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    Filed at 6:55 am under by dcobranchi

    While somehow less than eloquently put, this LttE hits all of the high points.

    Home schooling better than public schools

    It might seem rather odd that a person that claims to be a Christian, and a creationist, would suggest to those that are trying to get the government schools to teach anything other than evolution, to stop wasting their time. My thinking changed after reading the book titled, “The Harsh Truth About Public Schools” by Bruce Shortt.

    Mr. Shortt makes the case for getting Christians, and others, to teach their children at home. The home-schooled child can learn both the creationist view and the evolutionist view. In those and many other areas they will be better educated than the child trapped in “government schools.” He calls them government schools as they are no longer run by the public, but rather by the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

    With all the non academic subjects kids are exposed to today, from understanding homosexuality, to self esteem classes, drug education, to gender equality, it is amazing they get any education.

    Home school students are generally a grade or two ahead of their fellow students in the government schools. Why would you want to send your child to a place that will give him a lesser education? With the materials available today such as DVD’s and computer email to instructors, home schooling is a lot easier than years ago.

    The parent that thinks he will have to give lectures to his kids for hours doesn’t understand home schooling. The advantage of home schooling is that it teaches the child to be responsible for his own education.

    With the coming teacher baby boomer retirement, we will be seeing more schools that are hurting for teachers. I think home education will be the answer. Christians should be spending more time thinking about going that route rather than trying to change the schools to accept the creationist viewpoint.

    Ric Trexell Berlin

    I especially like that last sentence. It really would be nice if the creationists stopped trying to push their particular flavor of Christianity into the g-schools.

    3 Responses to “LOTD”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 21st, 2006
    at 2:37 pm

    It really would be nice if the creationists stopped trying to push their particular flavor of Christianity into the g-schools.

    Hear, hear!!


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 22nd, 2006
    at 8:00 am

    Into all g, she said dryly . . .

    Comment by
    August 24th, 2006
    at 11:25 pm

    As a Christian, I’ve always felt that was just wrong — trying to insert Creationism or the 10 Commandments or whatever into school. You’d have to cover EVERY religion’s creation myth — the believers don’t believe they’re myths, you’d have to include them all in order not to so preference for one religion over another. Same with the 10 Commandments. Are we going to post lists of the tenets of the major religions around the world? I’ve even had fellow church members ask me to sign petitions allowing teachers to pray in class. They never seem to have an answer when I ask what they’ll do when a Wiccan teacher wants to pray to the Earth Mother or a Muslim to Allah or a Satanist to Satan! If you open the door, it must all be allowed in.

    Sorry, stepping off the apple crate now . . .