As the homeschooled daughter of the greatest parents in the world, I firmly believe that public school is one of the worst places you can send your kid. No matter how much you trust your child, you should never send them somewhere where their faith is constantly ridiculed, countered or forbidden. We would never send our child to a place where people routinely hit them, call them stupid or threaten them. And yet this is what we are doing. Teachers may not physically hit them, verbally abuse them, or anything like that, but do Christian children still pray openly over their lunches? Do other students bully or hector them? With the deteriorating morals of today’s culture, a young man can now enter the bathroom or shower with your daughter. I’m sure we would all agree that the language of other students is not the kind of language we would want our child to use. But, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1 Cor. 15:33. Should we send them there anyway, when the Word of God warns us to remove ourselves from evil influences?
Public school is (I would almost venture to say completely) plugged into the world. How can anyone possibly miss the perversion of this system? Public school is a perversion of our innocent children. Will no one stand up and fight for them? Will no one protect God’s precious children? Where are the parents God set as a protection over their children? Where are they when their child is at the most impressionable age? Where are they when their child marches off to school to hear they came from slime, or an “expansion” of an “infinitesimally” small “something”? Where are they when their daughter hesitates to enter the restroom with a boy, but gives in because everyone else does? Where are they when their child accidentally cusses, but is cheered on by classmates? What will they do when they go to be with the Lord and they realize that they failed to fully cherish the time they had with their children, and instead gave someone else the responsibility of raising them? Most of these parents seem to be at work, providing for their children’s outward needs, but neglecting their spiritual welfare. These parents risk regret. God doesn’t want them to regret anything. And neither do I, that is why I’m writing this.
You may think I’m prejudiced, I am. Who wouldn’t be prejudiced against something they have seen destroy a friend? I have friends who go to public school and are still wonderful, godly people, but the few I know are vastly outnumbered by the masses of ungodly kids public schools turn out every year. Even the friends who are Christians that attend public school are undeniably changed. I hate to say it, but it’s true. And I want to tell the truth.
Christian kids were not intended to spend the day with unbelievers. That is not God’s plan. God created men and women to have children. And then raise them. End of story. Some of the scriptures that uphold my opinion are: “He who is not with me is against Me.” Luke 11:23; “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20; “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:21; “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” 1Timothy 5:8; “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14; “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 6:17; “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child,” Proverbs 22:15; “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 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.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7; “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:” Proverbs 1:8; “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” Joel 1:3; “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
I am aware that some parents use the “salt and light” argument as an excuse to send their kids to public school. They claim that Matthew 5:13 says that their children need to be salt and light to the other students in the schools. In response to that, below I have included links to some wonderful articles countering that argument. I highly recommend that you read them. Once you read them, I think you will see that the “salt and light” argument is in contradiction to the Word of God.
Godly parenting is the most important duty you have as a Christian, besides following the Lord with all your heart. Don’t blow it. So many children live without godly parents: don’t let your kid be one of them. If you are going to have children, you must be prepared for the greatest job the Lord could give you: telling others about Him – raising up a new generation of believers.
Continued in: Raising Godly Children: A Kid’s View
Salt and Light: A Valid Argument or a Misuse of Scripture?http://homeschooling911.com/salt-and-light-a-valid-argument-or-a-misuse-of-scripture/
Public School, the Bible & Christians: Are We at Fault For Society’s Decline? http://www.generationcedar.com/main/2015/07/public-school-the-bible-christians-are-we-at-fault-for-societys-decline.html