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E-Book Review: Ten Big Reasons Not to Send Christian Kids to Public Schools Today

10bigreasonscoversmReading Ten Big Reasons Not to Send Christian Kids to Public Schools Today, an e-book published by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and written by David d’Escoto, was like reading a pro-homeschooling magazine article from a pro-homeschooling magazine, which is just what it is.  D’Escoto’s reasons are ones that are commonly cited:  the failure of public schools to consider the individual; the idea that turning a child over to a public school system is tantamount (I’ve always wanted to use that word!) to relinquishing one’s rights and responsibilities as a parent; the sheer number of hours that schools keep families apart; the lack of Bible teaching in schools; the idea that being with peers all day long every day makes a child dependent on those peers, instead of on his family; and others.  His sources of information are many and varied, from Great Awakening preacher Jonathan Edwards to the Washington Post, with several pro-homeschooling sources also included.

As a parent who is already planning to homeschool her children and already reads widely about the subject of home education, this e-book is really nothing new.  After reading this e-book, though, I am reaffirmed in our decision to continue on the educational path we have begun with our preschool-age children.  Because my family is in the minority in our circle of friends and acquaintances, I think that this article might give some parents food for thought, even if they do not agree with d’Escoto’s final, “most controversial” (his words) point:  that “public education is causing millions of children to stumble in their walk with the Lord.”  If you’re undecided about homeschooling’s value for your Christian children, this little e-book could definitely persuade you of its importance.

Ten Big Reasons Not to Send Christian Kids to Public Schools Today is one in a series of e-books called WeE-Books (because they’re wee little e-books!)  It is available for download for only $1.95.

Disclosure:  I received this e-book through the trial process of securing a position on The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew.

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One Response

  1. … even if they do not agree with d’Escoto’s final, “most controversial” (his words) point: that “public education is causing millions of children to stumble in their walk with the Lord.”

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    I think it is easier for many parents to defend public schools than to step into the unknown and homeschool their children. With the vast majority in the government schools they can go along with the herd.

    Homeschooling continues to grow around 7% to 10% a year. I think this trend will continue, especially as public schools get worse.

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