The Harsh Truth about Public Schools

So what is this book about? It is about the many ways in which government schools are hazardous to children, and especially Christian children. Christian parents need to see government schools for what they really are, not for what they claim to be or for what they once were. This book is about why government schools are unreformable -- why they cannot and should not be expected to provide the Christian education that the Bible enjoins Christian parents to provide their children.

Location: United States

Bruce Shortt attended public schools through 12th grade; his mother was public school nurse; and, both of his grandmothers were public school teachers. His is a graduate of Harvard Law School, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, was a Fulbright Scholar, and serves on the boards of directors of the Houston Ebony Music Society and the Exodus Mandate. He is a member of the North Oaks Baptist Church and currently practices law in Houston, Texas, where he resides with his wife and homeschool their sons. Mr. Shortt and T.C. Pinckney were co-sponsors of the Christian Education Resolution that was submitted for consideration at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Top Stories of 2004: Baptist Journalist Urges Christian Parents: Pull Kids Out of Public Schools

By Jim Brown and Jody Brown
December 27, 2004
(Originally published on May 12, 2004)

(AgapePress) - Southern Baptists are being challenged to pull their children out of public schools for "the good of Christ's
church and the strength of their own commitment to Jesus."

Two years ago, Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family drew both praise and criticism when he urged California parents
not to send their children to state-run schools for fear they could be corrupted by a pro-homosexual agenda. While
acknowledging there were many Christians teachers in the California system who were "struggling mightily to do what's
right," he noted that kindergartners through high school seniors in the Golden State were being taught "homosexual
propaganda" and "other politically correct, post-modern views."