Throughout history, religion, when successful, has best expressed itself in education and law. By means of some form of education, religions transmit themselves to children, to a people's future. By means of law, religion expresses itself in the government of people by defining good and evil.
Traditionalist educators often talk about the "end," or objective, of the educational enterprise. Every educational system and, indeed, every educational act, presupposes a particular objective beyond the educational event itself.
The book of Deuteronomy contains four separate commands to Christian parents to teach and train their children. These precepts are important to the Christian homeschooling family because they provide explicit Biblical support for the duty of parents to teach their own children.
The end . . . of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love Him, to imitate Him, to be like Him
One doesn't usually associate high school students with high school teachers, though this is exactly the position I'm put into four days out of the week.
Christian youth have their God-given load to pull as well. They are responsible to carry out their call from God. How can you make sure your youth connect to and pull their load in life? What is their engine and what is in their train? An all-embracing Biblical view of life gained through a truly Christian education will give them the visionary power they need to pull their load.
American conservatism is dead. This is not to say that the conservative movement in American political history is over.
Public schools continue to deteriorate—academically, morally, and in safety. The number of shootings and killings (even by little boys) in public schools last year has shaken our nation into disbelief. We keep asking, “Why?”
Whether we're talking about teachers' colleges per se or education departments at a university, teacher training programs are of the same cloth. Let's not mince words.