Waaay back in October, TheOldSchoolhouseMagazine.com's The Homeschool Minute had as the topic "Don't Compare Yourself to Public School." This is Deborah Wuehler's post from that email.
Why not compare with public schools? Well, because it is a harsh comparison, but let's go ahead and take a quick look anyway.
Teaches humanism based on atheism: the doctrine that man is supreme in all things; a complete and total rejection of God. Textbooks have been revised to take God out, and even alter the truth of history to make it palatable to the masses. Revisionist history and Godless evolution are taught as fact.
Privileged to teach that God created and upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3) and that He alone is supreme, and His Word is truth.
Teaches hedonism, a pleasing of the self as the highest principle. Self-pleasure and self-exaltation are upheld in classrooms and curriculum. "You can reach for the stars and do whatever you feel like you want to do. Whatever you do, make sure you do what makes you happy."
We teach children to make it their aim to please God and to be Christ-like in their service to God, their families, their churches and their communities.
Promotes the homosexual agenda and safe sex propaganda, and supports abortion without parental consent.
Allowed to teach the truth of God's Word, that God created the family starting with one man for one woman for life, and children are the outpouring of blessing upon that union. The sanctity of life, family unity, and family values is sustained and strengthened.
Full lesson plans on tolerance, including the "blasting of stereotypes" of women's and men's roles. Children learn to tolerate all things, except Christianity. Prayer is banned, the Ten Commandments are banned, and God is banned.
We can teach the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, loving your neighbor, prayer and Bible study. God is alive and well in our homes.
Sexual abuse of children runs at a high level in public schools. Peer pressures are causing children to conform to this world and leave the faith of their fathers (88 percent of the children raised in evangelical homes leave church at the age of 18, never to return).
A loving and safe environment, free from worldly pressures and vain philosophies. Children who walk "with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed." (Proverbs 13:20)
Studies show that homeschooling produces academically, socially, morally and civically excellent students as compared with their public school counterparts. You can review the research here.
If you are looking for good Biblical reasons for why you should homeschool your children, here is a free online class called, "Why Homeschool?"
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9
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