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Our youngest 2 sons were home-schooled thru 8th grade. Then they attended a public High school - BIG mistake. We didn't repeat that mistake with our 3rd son & daughter.

Our 3rd son was home schooled thru high school. Scored a 30 on his ACT, tested out of nearly a semester of college and is pulling straight A's in his 1st year of college. He remarked that college is easier than being home schooled (LOL). My daughter will also complete high school thru on-line, home school programs. All of her classes are on-line - my wife just has to monitor her progress.

That being said we realize that not all families are able to homeschool for a variety of reasons. But it it's an option for a family we highly recommend it.

Hope your 2 sons recovered. Public schools can be a real shock to kids that have always been sheltered. Keeping your younger children home was a wise move.
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The school I am a supervisor over is actually 2 schools in one building, Hoffman Middle School and Yes PREP Hoffman, the latter being a charter school. Two different learning styles, two different approaches to learning. Let me state this, that even in home-schools and charters, it is the environment surrounding the student which helps them not just learn, but also be able to apply what they learn. Even in homeschooling environment, even so-called Christian home-school environments, the method and atmosphere can become detrimental to kids learning and applying what they learn.

Many parents do a great job of teaching their kids, and yes, mostly the kids do well academically. But their level of social involvement can be lower than with students in other environments. The schools I am part of are both serious about discipline, about teaching, high standards, and supporting the kids. If a child is late to class, if a child is not respectful, if a child just flat out refuses to work, they try to build and discipline at the same time. The Hoffman Middle School principal, Mrs. Morrison-Adams, works hard to foster an atmosphere of both learning, high expectations, and encouragement of students and faculty alike, something I have tried to foster in my Custodial Staff as well.

Look, I said all that to say this. As a believer, I know public schools and charter schools have both good and bad, as does home school. But, let us not put down either. Good has come from both, as well as bad. It all comes down to the environment the kids are learning and achieving in. The answer is prayer and being parents who are responsible in their kids lives, so as to see what they are learning, how they are learning, and when there is a need, not be absentee. This is so important in all scenarios.

Just my thoughts on home-schooling versus public/charter school.

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The school I am a supervisor over is actually 2 schools in one building, Hoffman Middle School and Yes PREP Hoffman, the latter being a charter school. Two different learning styles, two different approaches to learning. Let me state this, that even in home-schools and charters, it is the environment surrounding the student which helps them not just learn, but also be able to apply what they learn. Even in homeschooling environment, even so-called Christian home-school environments, the method and atmosphere can become detrimental to kids learning and applying what they learn.

Many parents do a great job of teaching their kids, and yes, mostly the kids do well academically. But their level of social involvement can be lower than with students in other environments. The schools I am part of are both serious about discipline, about teaching, high standards, and supporting the kids. If a child is late to class, if a child is not respectful, if a child just flat out refuses to work, they try to build and discipline at the same time. The Hoffman Middle School principal, Mrs. Morrison-Adams, works hard to foster an atmosphere of both learning, high expectations, and encouragement of students and faculty alike, something I have tried to foster in my Custodial Staff as well.

Look, I said all that to say this. As a believer, I know public schools and charter schools have both good and bad, as does home school. But, let us not put down either. Good has come from both, as well as bad. It all comes down to the environment the kids are learning and achieving in. The answer is prayer and being parents who are responsible in their kids lives, so as to see what they are learning, how they are learning, and when there is a need, not be absentee. This is so important in all scenarios.

Just my thoughts on home-schooling versus public/charter school.

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Sadly, this post completely misses the issue. The issue is not which educational system provides more opportunities for your kids to act the fool with their peers. Rather, the issue is any educational system that is not Bible based and Christ-honouring is forbidden for the children of Christian parents.
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Rather, the issue is any educational system that is not Bible based and Christ-honouring is forbidden for the children of Christian parents.
And this gets to the heart of the matter. It doesn't matter if a local public or private (or even home) school is the best in the world academically, with the best results in the arena of social graces and etiquette, producing Einsteins left and right. That isn't the point. The point is NOT that "public schools are SOOOOOO bad...." The point is that public schools are NON CHRISTIAN and NON BIBLICAL, and therefore are not an option for the Christian parent, period.
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(This is a rough draft of an article I am working on. Please excuse any typos or mistakes in formatting. I am copying this from the OpenOffice version I have. Once I get the thing finished I will publish it as a free pdf.)

Modern Public Education
an Abomination to God,
bringing the threat of hellfire
upon all parents who send their children
to Public Schools;
with Scriptural proofs, and objections answered.


All Scripture quotations from the King James Version.



Parents who send their children to public school are in danger of hellfire. They are in danger as much as the adulterer, thief, fornicator, or idolater are in danger. They may escape the judgment of God if they repent, but if they refuse to repent they will die in their sins. Thus, parents who send their children to public school will die in their sins and be eternally lost unless they repent.

I shall demonstrate that,
1 God holds parents accountable for their children's education and upbringing.
2 God holds parents accountable for what others teach their children.
3 God commands Christian, Biblical education of children.
4 Those who teach children to sin are damned unless they repent.
5 Those who allow children to be taught to sin are likewise damned unless they repent.
6 Public education is designed to teach children to sin.
7 Public education is controlled by the wicked.
8 All objections are useless – whether the good school district excuse; the salt and light excuse; the sunday school excuse; the family influence and devotions excuse; the exception excuse; the can't afford private school excuse; the can't homeschool excuse; or the state forbids it excuse.
9 All objections being refuted, it follows that parents who send their children to public school hate their children in their heart, which makes them doubly guilty of sin.
10 The responsibility of parents; churches; ministers/teachers; children is clear.

1 God holds parents accountable for their children's education and upbringing:
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 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.

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Nurture: paideia
Thayer's Definition:
1) the whole training and education of children (which relates to the cultivation of mind and morals, and employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and punishment) It also includes the training and care of the body
2) whatever in adults also cultivates the soul, especially by correcting mistakes and curbing passions.
2a) instruction which aims at increasing virtue
2b) chastisement, chastening, (of the evils with which God visits men for their amendment)
“Bring them up, etc - Εκτρεφετε αυτα εν παιδειᾳ και νουθεσια Κυριου· literally, Nourish them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. The mind is to be nourished with wholesome discipline and instruction, as the body is with proper food. Παιδεια, discipline, may refer to all that knowledge which is proper for children, including elementary principles and rules for behavior, etc. Νουθεσια, instruction, may imply whatever is necessary to form the mind; to touch, regulate, and purify the passions; and necessarily includes the whole of religion. Both these should be administered in the Lord - according to his will and word, and in reference to his eternal glory. All the important lessons and doctrines being derived from his revelation, therefore they are called the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Clarke's Commentary)
“But bring them up - Place them under such discipline and instruction that they shall become acquainted with the Lord.
In the nurture - ἐν παιδεία en paideia. The word used here means “training of a child;” hence education, instruction, discipline. Here it means that they are to train up their children in such a manner as the Lord approves; that is, they are to educate them for virtue and religion.” (Barne's Notes)
Parents are commanded to teach their children, therefore they are accountable for their children's education, it's content, and morality. The education of children is nowhere mandated in scripture to anyone but parents. Anyone else who teaches children does so as proxies of the parents, and therefore as their agents. Therefore whatever is taught, the parents are accountable for.

2 God holds parents accountable for what others teach their children. Already proven above, but now more fully demonstrated:
Revelation 2:14-16 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (15) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (16) Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Christ had a few things against the angels of the churches of Pergamos and Thyatira because they allowed people to teach His servants to commit fornication and be involved in false religion. The angel of the church was responsible for what was being taught, even though he himself was not doing the actual, direct teaching. How much more will parents be responsible for what is being taught to the children He has given them, even if they themselves are not doing the direct, actual teaching itself? If the children are being taught immorality and false religious ideas (such as evolution, atheism, agnosticism, etc) then the Lord will have more than just a 'few things' against the parents! Those given the oversight of others are responsible for what is taught their charges by hired proxies and agents (such as the public school system). If wickedness is taught, then not only are the teachers guilty, but so are the ones who knowingly allow such wickedness to be taught to those entrusted in their care. And thus the angel of the church is told to repent for allowing false teachers to seduce those under his care, and parents likewise are to repent for allowing false teachers to seduce the children under their care. A command to repent implies one will be lost if they do not, for unless you repent you will die in your sins.

3 God commands Christian, Biblical education of children.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 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.
Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. (19) And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Parents are commanded to ensure they teach their children the ways of God, and are commanded to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. As before shown, “nurture” means the paidea, or whole system of instructing and educating children. The child's education is to be specifically Biblical and Christian. Failure to give one's children a Christian, Biblical education is a violation of the commands of God, and therefore sin. And unrepented sin will drown the soul in the lake of fire.
Did you stop with just the rough draft? Is it finished?
I know it’s been 1.5 years since u started this thread, but I hadn’t seen it.

We homeschool, and are having several families in our state, as well as ones from Wisconsin, Tenn, and Illinois, meet in our upcoming annual fall apostolic homeschool gathering Lotta fun...ZIP line, hay rides, archery shooting, volleyball, and a lot of outdoor games...etc This is probly our 8th year doing this big shindig.
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(This is a rough draft of an article I am working on. Please excuse any typos or mistakes in formatting. I am copying this from the OpenOffice version I have. Once I get the thing finished I will publish it as a free pdf.)

Modern Public Education
an Abomination to God,
bringing the threat of hellfire
upon all parents who send their children
to Public Schools;
with Scriptural proofs, and objections answered.


All Scripture quotations from the King James Version.



Parents who send their children to public school are in danger of hellfire. They are in danger as much as the adulterer, thief, fornicator, or idolater are in danger. They may escape the judgment of God if they repent, but if they refuse to repent they will die in their sins. Thus, parents who send their children to public school will die in their sins and be eternally lost unless they repent.

I shall demonstrate that,
1 God holds parents accountable for their children's education and upbringing.
2 God holds parents accountable for what others teach their children.
3 God commands Christian, Biblical education of children.
4 Those who teach children to sin are damned unless they repent.
5 Those who allow children to be taught to sin are likewise damned unless they repent.
6 Public education is designed to teach children to sin.
7 Public education is controlled by the wicked.
8 All objections are useless – whether the good school district excuse; the salt and light excuse; the sunday school excuse; the family influence and devotions excuse; the exception excuse; the can't afford private school excuse; the can't homeschool excuse; or the state forbids it excuse.
9 All objections being refuted, it follows that parents who send their children to public school hate their children in their heart, which makes them doubly guilty of sin.
10 The responsibility of parents; churches; ministers/teachers; children is clear.

1 God holds parents accountable for their children's education and upbringing:
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 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.

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Nurture: paideia
Thayer's Definition:
1) the whole training and education of children (which relates to the cultivation of mind and morals, and employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and punishment) It also includes the training and care of the body
2) whatever in adults also cultivates the soul, especially by correcting mistakes and curbing passions.
2a) instruction which aims at increasing virtue
2b) chastisement, chastening, (of the evils with which God visits men for their amendment)
“Bring them up, etc - Εκτρεφετε αυτα εν παιδειᾳ και νουθεσια Κυριου· literally, Nourish them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. The mind is to be nourished with wholesome discipline and instruction, as the body is with proper food. Παιδεια, discipline, may refer to all that knowledge which is proper for children, including elementary principles and rules for behavior, etc. Νουθεσια, instruction, may imply whatever is necessary to form the mind; to touch, regulate, and purify the passions; and necessarily includes the whole of religion. Both these should be administered in the Lord - according to his will and word, and in reference to his eternal glory. All the important lessons and doctrines being derived from his revelation, therefore they are called the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Clarke's Commentary)
“But bring them up - Place them under such discipline and instruction that they shall become acquainted with the Lord.
In the nurture - ἐν παιδεία en paideia. The word used here means “training of a child;” hence education, instruction, discipline. Here it means that they are to train up their children in such a manner as the Lord approves; that is, they are to educate them for virtue and religion.” (Barne's Notes)
Parents are commanded to teach their children, therefore they are accountable for their children's education, it's content, and morality. The education of children is nowhere mandated in scripture to anyone but parents. Anyone else who teaches children does so as proxies of the parents, and therefore as their agents. Therefore whatever is taught, the parents are accountable for.

2 God holds parents accountable for what others teach their children. Already proven above, but now more fully demonstrated:
Revelation 2:14-16 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (15) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (16) Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Christ had a few things against the angels of the churches of Pergamos and Thyatira because they allowed people to teach His servants to commit fornication and be involved in false religion. The angel of the church was responsible for what was being taught, even though he himself was not doing the actual, direct teaching. How much more will parents be responsible for what is being taught to the children He has given them, even if they themselves are not doing the direct, actual teaching itself? If the children are being taught immorality and false religious ideas (such as evolution, atheism, agnosticism, etc) then the Lord will have more than just a 'few things' against the parents! Those given the oversight of others are responsible for what is taught their charges by hired proxies and agents (such as the public school system). If wickedness is taught, then not only are the teachers guilty, but so are the ones who knowingly allow such wickedness to be taught to those entrusted in their care. And thus the angel of the church is told to repent for allowing false teachers to seduce those under his care, and parents likewise are to repent for allowing false teachers to seduce the children under their care. A command to repent implies one will be lost if they do not, for unless you repent you will die in your sins.

3 God commands Christian, Biblical education of children.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 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.
Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. (19) And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Parents are commanded to ensure they teach their children the ways of God, and are commanded to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. As before shown, “nurture” means the paidea, or whole system of instructing and educating children. The child's education is to be specifically Biblical and Christian. Failure to give one's children a Christian, Biblical education is a violation of the commands of God, and therefore sin. And unrepented sin will drown the soul in the lake of fire.
WOW!!!

I'm forwarding this to the church family, and everyone I know.

Do you have this in an audio?
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Can we take up a collection to have this narrated by Morgan Freeman?
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