If you are a Christian family with young children trying to decide if you should send your children to public school or not, then you MUST watch this video!
I highly recommend this video. You can order the DVD ($25), the video download ($13), or the stream online ($5).
The Children of Caesar: the State of America's Education | American Vision
Part 1 is a must see: Whoever controls the schools controls the world!
Some good phrases, quotes, statistics, and images from the video:
"If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education, then we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans."
"We lose evangelical children to the world 70% to 88% of the time by the end of their freshman year in college."
Ever parent who does not want to accept these statistics will say: "most public schools are like that, but not ours. ours is different." Every family says this. They cannot all be right.
Curriculum is selected by government and teach unions. Curriculum is doing the teaching. Not the teachers.
"Whoever educates our children is disciplining our children."
During K to 12th grade children spends 14,000 seat hours in school. The average Christian family spends less than 30 minutes per week discussing spiritual matters.
Many of the historic architects of the public education system were also signers of the humanist manifesto.
Public school teachers are frequently among the lowest scoring groups in their own education scores.
Here is a more recent (2015) graph directly from the Nehemiah Institute showing how the different education types score on producing secular worldview or a biblical worldview.
The Best Education Options
This last graph makes it clear that the two highest levels are Biblical Worldview schools and homeschool. This means children educating in this way have very high and proper (biblical) views of God, reality, and life. If these options fit into your life, and they can for most families if they make it a priority, then pursue them. If neither of these options are avaialble to you, no matter how hard you try, then read my other post here: