Saturday, May 29, 2010
Reacting to Government School Failures
Education (part 25)
In reaction to some of the negative fruit that is borne in government schools (e.g., violence, drugs, promiscuity, pop-culture, etc.), many Christians have sought other alternatives. Some have thought that if we could just have prayer and teach creation in the government schools then things would be all right. Of course, the government schools have seen that such things are inconsistent with their own goals.
Others have turned to Christian day schools or home schools. Some of these have been excellent, while many have fallen short of a thoroughly Christian philosophy of education in theory and/or practice. Rather than solving the root problem, many of these schools have only offered another version of the same problem. I would like to offer a brief critique of some of the failures and shortcoming of some of these schools. It's not enough to run from something; we have to run to something, and we have to have a clear view of what that something is.