I received an email yesterday with a link to this video.
I don’t know what to think. On one hand, I graduated from the public school system. I don’t feel like I was indoctrinated or suffered the worse for it, but I also know the grace of God helped keep me from absorbing some of the things I was taught.
On the other hand, I realize things have changed a LOT since I was a teenager (10 short years ago!), and in that my sheltered, small “everybody’s a Christian” type farm town in the northern Midwest, we didn’t receive the type of education Anja would if we enrolled her in the public school system here in the Twin Cities (i.e. her education would be much more liberal).
There are options here. Option 1 = Private Christian schooling. Pros of this are that her teaching would be (presumably) Bible-based. Cons are the cost (holy MOLY we can’t afford it) and the perceived need of a child to rebel since “everyone” around them is Christians. I attended a secular university and observed many of my friends who attended Christian colleges going through such a rebellion.
Option 2 = Homeschooling. Pros are the cost (less than private school), the time I would get to spend with my child(ren), and that the teaching would be Bible-based. Cons are the amount of time involved in preparation (and can I handle it?) and the lack of opportunities for involvement with other kids their own age (maybe this is different in a bigger city, but many homeschooled kids I knew growing up were a bit…different).
After viewing this video, what is your opinion? If you have chosen public/private/homeschooling, why have you done so and how has it worked out for you? Please keep the conversation respectful!