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Time To Boycott Public Schools?

Written By: By Dr. Joel McDurmon  |  Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

In light of the tragedy of a school shooting in Houston, TX, on Friday, May 18, 2018, homeschool groups and leaders are reporting a spike in requests for information on home schooling. I have advocated the immediate withdrawal of Christians from public schools for my entire public career, and well before. The recent spike of interest is certainly welcome, and I would like to add that there are even greater reasons and further encouragement to homeschool than the recent tragedy.

It is unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to spark our interest in what was once the commonsense, default position for Christians. This history is often left out of our American history lessons: with very few exceptions, there were no public schools in America until after 1830; and yet, we educated our children to the same standards of literacy as London or anywhere else. The early Christians who founded this nation home educated their children with the support of their churches and fellow believers and communities. They not only did so just fine, thank you very much, they did so in a way that quite frankly often exceeded the standards of today.

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