Schools of Thought, Schools of Choice
My husband and I both attended public school K-12. We can each reflect upon our experiences and acknowledge the positive and negative aspects of our education. We've discussed many times the options available to us when the time comes for our child(ren) to begin school. Currently, our decision is -- it depends.
There are many factors we'll consider in making the choice, but the ultimate goal is to provide the best fit for our child(ren) and family. I enjoyed how Courtney shared two beliefs in regard to schooling options: 1) it's a personal decision and 2) it's not a permanent decision (pg. 151). These two beliefs hold true for my husband and I as well.
As we approach this topic, we are mindful that this is a polarizing issue (and we do have family members who very passionately support their preference of education). Courtney was entirely correct in saying that there are "extremely strong feelings about ... school choices that can make navigating this sometimes difficult decision even more difficult" (pg. 151). All I can say is this- "to each his own." We respect each family's decision for schooling just as we'd hope our decision would be respected.
(I realize I just barely scratched the surface on this topic. If you're interested in learning more from our family's perspective, then please feel free to send me a private message via email)
Using Deuteronomy 6:4-9 as a template, sketch out a job description of a mom who is commanded to diligently teach her children about the Lord. Then, spend a few minutes in prayer asking God to empower you to tackle the job to His glory!
*Note: Reviving Homemaking is not an affiliate of www.womenlivingwell.org or the publishing companies (Thomas Nelson & HarperCollins Christian Publishing). No compensation has been received by either of these entities for the review of the book. All opinions are my own.
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