Focus on the Family

Making Your Choice

A word about public schools versus private schools or home schools

by Jim Mhoon

When considering the academic environment for your child, consider your ultimate goal for his or her life and place the decisions you are making in perspective. From a spiritual perspective, ask yourself questions such as these:

It is easy to insulate our families from any real relationships outside of the body of Christ, and that sets a dangerous precedent. Whatever you do, don't throw your child to the wolves in hostile public or private schools (if that's what you have in your area), but don't isolate your child in a Christian setting either. Parents need to provide a healthy balance between protecting their children and providing them safe contact with those who don't embrace Christianity.