Therefore, be it resolved that the 33rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America encourages all her officers and members to remove their children from the public schools and see to it that they receive a thoroughly Christian education, for the glory of God and the good of Christ’s church.
This likely won’t pass, but it’s a healthy sign that more and more Christians are turning their backs on the public schools. Of the 40-60 kids in our Minnesota social circle, Space Bunny estimates that about a third are homeschooling while almost all the rest are sending their young children to church-based private schools.
What’s exciting about this is that ten years ago, most of these parents had never heard of homeschooling, much less considered it a serious educational option. And far from being maladjusted social misfits, these are children that complete strangers regularly praise for being “delightful” and “well-behaved” kids that the parents are “lucky to have”.