A Biblical perspective.
The devastating spiritual impact public school charter schools have on
Christian families cannot go without a warning.
Public school "homeschooling," is public school even though it is at home.
Despite being at home, the parents have to follow the exact same rules as
public schools. Both state and federal laws state that Christian teachings
and curriculums are prohibited during school hours. All core subject books -
science, language arts, history, etc. -- are state mandated and must be
non-Christian (virtually every public school textbook today proactively
teaches that God does not exist). Furthermore, in using state mandated
secular curriculum, the parent is forced to teach ungodly worldviews during
state mandated school hours (average 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in the home. In other
words, a home under a charter school has been forced to remove God from all
instruction during these hours.
Some Christians say that they will just break the law, but God has given us
the freedom in America to provide our children with a Christian home
education, under God and without breaking the law through private Christian
homeschooling. We are not a communist country where we have no choice; we
have a way to provide our children with a Christian education under God.
A Christian child should never be under the authority of Humanists. As Psalm
1 says, "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked."
This applies whether the counsel he listens to is from the teacher - or even
at home from secular curriculum. Private Christian homeschooling is legal in
America and no one is forcing Christians to join public schooling. When they
take the money, they are agreeing to have the state be the head of their
children's education, instead of the husband and God. Besides that, their
children MUST be taught to believe in evolution as a fact, alternative
lifestyles as normal, untruthful and secularized history, anti-Christian
values, humanism, etc. because they are mandated to do so and will be tested
on it by the state.
The Bible makes it clear that the husband is the head of the home. But, if a
father of a family who is enrolled in a charter school says, "I don't want
you to use that secular history text - I want you to use a textbook based on
the Christian foundation of our Country," or; "I don't want you to take that
state standardized test because I hear it has pro-homosexual questions on
it," the fathers decisions are meaningless, rendering him not the protector
of or provider for the family.
Look what happened in Canada in a similar program; you can believe the
liberals are not going to let Christians play this game for long in charter
schools here, either. World Net Daily Article:
If a family chooses private Christian homeschooling, they can tell their
neighbors they are a blessing to taxpayers. But, when a child enrolls in a
public school charter school, he is legally a public school student and is
counted as such. The public school receives the same amount per child it
would have if the child were actually in the classroom. Thus, Christians
help support an anti-Christian system that promotes abortion and
homosexuality and destroys the faith of countless children. If a Buddhist
school paid you to belong to its charter schools, Christians would reject
the offer outright because of the impact it would have on children's souls.
Even if they falsely told Christians they could supplement with Christian
materials, you still would not want to empower the Buddhists. We need to
stop viewing public school as neutral - it spiritually ruins millions of
children. An education not founded on the Word of God is not an education by
God's standards. Education is to impart the truth, and the truth only comes
from Jesus Christ.
This ad says it all when it comes to why Christians should not let their
children be guided by secular curriculum. Curriculum does matter:
The Charter schools claim that some families need a structure. Research has
concluded that more governmental involvement and accountability does not
increase academic test scores among homeschoolers, and is in fact a
detriment. For families that desire groups to help them, there is a vast
network of private Christian independent study programs for homeschoolers
(through Christian schools, churches or groups of families).
Believers should not get joined with a worldly program The Word says in 2
Corinthians 6 14-17:
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship
hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with
darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he
that believeth with an infidel?... Wherefore come out from among them, and
be ye separate, saith the Lord."
The bottom line is this - education is not a neutral matter, but a highly
spiritual endeavor. The fallacy that education is neutral is what leads most
Christians to enroll their kids in secular schools - and why worldview
surveys show that the overwhelming majority of children from Christian homes
in these schools drop out of church and do not hold a Christian worldview by
Homeschooling in the Lord is a totally different experience than the world's
version of schooling, both public and chartered.