Jun 30th, 2020
Essentials for Education
Recent surveys in the USA report that 40% of parents with school aged children are now considering home education. This is not only due to the Lockdown, but in response to a seemingly never-ending stream of shocks and scandals coming out of public schools which call into question their effectiveness, their philosophy and the very real damage being done to young people in these schools.
My wife, Lenora, was trained as a school teacher, yet chose to home educate our four children. My eldest daughter, Andrea, experienced four years in a public school before we began home schooling. Her SAT scores earned her a scholarship to Arizona Christian University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Journalism and English. Now she is a mother of two young boys and committed to home education.
How did their experiences lead them to the conclusion that home education is most effective and beneficial for our children? What resources are available for parents wanting to home educate their children? What lessons can be learned from those who have gone before us? What does one need to do to get started? What help is available to a family committed to home education?
“…Tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders he has done… so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be… stubborn and rebellious… whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to Him.”