Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Homeschool vs. Private Christian vs. Public

We already know that I'll be starting preschool with my oldest (3 years) this fall at home. We would love to send him to preschool but for 2 mornings a week, it's just not worth the cost. And I think we'll have fun at home learning together.

I went to a Christian school and am glad for the biblical foundation I received as a child, although I didn't realize how important that was until I was out of the house and on my own. I took my Christian high school totally for granted but I think most high school students do.

I feel a little guilt over homeschooling. I don't want families that we minister to to think that we are looking down on them and think they're horrible for sending their children to the public school.

Jon Acuff writes on his blog, Stuff Christians Like (Christian satire), about the stereotypes of home school, public school, and private Christian schools. It's a great article and I appreciated the honesty/humor from all views. I've seen examples of all the stereotypes and I've seen families defy the stereotypes.

Let me hear some feedback about why you chose private, public or home. Have you defied the stereotypes of your school choice?

* My husband and I really enjoy Jon Acuff's sense of humor and realize it's not for everyone.


Linda said...

We chose a christian school. It's different here, because homeschooling is absolutely illegal, and all schools are free. I can imagine a private christian school to get very costly over time? (I have no idea what you'd pay annually..)

Still I think public school is the absolute worst of the worst, as an option. Or, as Voddie Baucham puts it: "If you send your kids to caesar for education, don't be surprised when they come back as romans"

If I could, I'd homeschool.. both my husband and I studies to be teachers, so we know we're capable.. again, I don't have a clue if this is for everyone.. ;)

Greetings from the netherlands!

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