I'm glad you're continuing with this series. Thank you for your efforts to open up a discussion on the vital issue of our children's education. I have appreciated learning about what our early Church leaders were trying to do to ensure that education was accomplished the way the Lord intended.
Please remember that there are a lot of good, God-fearing, dedicated, temple recommend-and-prophet-supporting teachers still out here in the public school system. We are not all villains! And my question about many homes is: Can teachers counterbalance the negative influences in so many homes of young children? Some of us go to all lengths to educate children with no support from the home. So it works both ways. Society expects us to be miracle workers with almost no resources and very small paychecks. We are expected to cure the ills of society and familial breakdown. So cut us some slack!
Food for thought. I grew up in a predominantly Catholic neighborhood. I went to public schools and only met Catholics who had been expelled from the church schools. Net result, I had a very negative opinion of the faith until my freshman year in a state university. It was there I met Patrick, who was my pledge master. A finer young man would be hard to imagine. It was seeing him and subsequently many more Catholic students that opened my eyes to the prejudice I possessed and its source.
Thus if all good Latter-Day Saint children are taught home, where will the rest of the children get information to form an opinion of us?
In Washington State they are or soon will be teaching k-4 children about gender identity and by grade 4 teaching these children they can choose their own gender identity and do not have to disclose this decision to their parents. If a family lives and is employed in Washington, how do you suggest they cope with this type of indoctrination? Since it is state wide, one doesn't simply move to a school across town.
even if your kids are not in public school, take on the school board and go to all school meetings. Take over the organizations and effect change.
Sitting on you self righteous rear and not doing anything only allows things to get worse
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