Pros and Cons of Christian Schools

Pros and Cons of Christian Schools

Think through this important issue for your children.

Overview

The number and population of Christian schools are growing by leaps and bounds. More and more Christian parents are pulling their children out of public schools, citing lack of discipline, morals, and values. Are Christian schools the answer? Should Christians give up on public education? Who should be responsible for the moral and spiritual education of children?

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 4:1–2; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 4:9–10; 6:4–9; 1 Samuel 1:20–28; 2:11; Proverbs 22:6; Daniel 1:3–20; Acts 21:40–22:3; Ephesians 6:1–4; 2 Timothy 1:1–2, 5

LEADER'S GUIDE

• The Issue

Sample questions:

For what reasons has Christian school enrollment increased so much?

Why are parents and teachers frequently in an adversary relationship? What attitudes on the part of both can create a "them/us" antagonism?

• The Scriptures

Sample Scriptures:

Acts 21:40–22:3: What methods of education do we find in the Bible?

Read Genesis 4:1–2. Why are parents ultimately responsible for their children?

• The Application

Sample application questions:

If your children attend a Christian school, what are your reasons for choosing this type of education?

In what ways can you and your child's teachers work together to help your child receive the best education possible?

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY

The Fourth 'R', by by Paul E. Parsons (September 1987, 18 printed pages)

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