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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Baptist Leaders Urge Christian Exodus from Public Schools

(AgapePress) - Southern Baptist advocates of Christian education are pointing to a rash of religious censorship incidents in Plano, Texas, as indications that local Christians are having little influence on the public school system there. Four families have recently sued the Plano Independent School District over its ban on traditional Christmas colors and on students handing out religious-themed gifts.

Plano is the home of Prestonwood Baptist Church, a "megachurch" pastored by former Southern Baptist Convention president Jack Graham. Although Graham declined to comment for this story, some SBC members have been eager to address what they see as an epidemic of anti-Christian discrimination in the public schools.