|No matter my children's educational|
setting, I'm still responsible for their
- Fear of poor standards
- Fear of peer influences
- Fear of biased curriculum
- Fear of harm by teachers, other students, etc.
- Fear of a loss of respect for their family values
- Fear of losing focus on God and His expectations
Many times when people realize that I home school, they have asked,"What don't you like about our public school?" The inquirer who is often looking for "the dirt" on the local school is usually surprised when I say, "Nothing. Its a great school and some of my kids attend there." In our case, we have a terrific public school system here in Neosho. Sure, it is not perfect, but what school is! The staff and volunteers at our schools really want it to be a great place and they want to see our children do well. Therefore, it is no surprise to me that some of our school's staff are pro-home schooling because they truly want what is best for each child.
In my opinion, if a public school system is lacking in desired qualities, then that is a factor in the decision to home school. However, basing the decision on a fear of the school or the unknown is just not acceptable for me.
Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid. ~~John 14:27 ESV