Some thoughts on Education

I don’t have much time to write, but I thought I would share some of the results of some trowing I have done on education. Most of it was prompted by a debate of sorts on facebook.

Who should educate the children is a bit of a controversial topic. More often than not, one takes the somewhat easy course of action in enrolling their children in the public-school system. After all, parents are usually too busy to take the task themselves, and feel inadequate in doing it, plus, the public education is free. Or, at least, it is already paid for by their tax dollars. So when the talk about homeschooling is brought up, it is usually met with indifference if not a reaction of “It’s not your business where I send my children to be educated!” Again, this is understandable; one would think parents should  have the right to send their children where they deem the best.

Unfortunately, however, teaching one’s own children is a responsibility. As a responsibility, it is not the right of parents to relinquish that responsibility. In Deuteronomy 6, God tells us, “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (6)And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: (7)And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (8)And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. (9)And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” (Deut. 6:5-9. Please read the whole chapter)

Much more could be said about sending one’s children to the public schools, because the sin committed is not just a shirking of responsibility; it is also sending them to be given counsel by a system that is built on a completely antithetical foundation than that of Christianity. The three things that come to mind would be, 1., Being taught that they came from some chaotic force some billions of years ago and that they have no more value than the beasts of the earth. 2., that all things are relative. And 3., that as animals that are living in a relative world, the only thing that matters is personal gratification of one’s desires and impulses. This on top of sex education and you have a facility that teaches your children how to be fornicators.

In short, the public-school system teaches your children how to behave like animals. The age old adage that should spark at least some opining on our part is “Ideas have consequences”. Why are we surprised that crime and violence has engulfed our nation when the very centers of education teach either implicitly or explicitly that such behavior is normal and fine?

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