You know that I am pretty passionate about homeschooling and have written several posts about the many reasons I homeschool. Every year I become more and more convicted that my decision to homeschool was and will continue to be the right decision.
Do you know what your children are being taught in school? Chelsea went to public school from K-2nd grade. Everyday she would come home and I asked her how her day was and what she learned. Her answer everyday was "Fine" and "Lots of fun stuff." I did try to get her to talk a bit more, but I never knew what she was learning until after it was already done. For instance, she had already had several weeks of learning about how to recognize the different kind of drugs before I even knew about it (in Kindergarten ) and already had had a soldier from the war in Iraq come and talk to the class about trying to capture and kill Saddam Hussein (1st grade.)
Children are not taught to think, they are told what to think. Did you know that evolution is no longer taught as a theory but as a fact? Not only in Science but History and English too? Creationism is not even discussed in schools at all. Children are sent to the office for being disrespectful to the teacher when they argue these points. They are also given failing grades when they don't give the "correct" evolutionary answer to the tests. How can we teach our children to "speak the truth" and "teach the gospel to every creature" but not between the hours of 8 and 3 Monday through Friday so you can pass the test. We don't want our children to lie but put them in a situation where they have to to make a grade. High School English classes are debating such subjects as, "If you were pregnant and you knew your child was going to be born with Autism, should you abort the child?" Some schools are forcing sex education programs that include books that have 2 fathers or mothers as a requirement in elementary school. Textbooks are being rewritten and history is being changed. Did you know that our founding fathers were not Christians? That is what our 10th grade students are being taught as truth.
If your children are attending public school, stay involved with what they are learning. Stay involved with the school, find out what they are being taught, and fight to make changes. Give your children a strong Biblical Foundation so they can stand on the Truth in all situations and pray for our children and our nation every day.