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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

One consideration missing in statist criteria for school texts

I really appreciated the thought behind the responses given. We could spend/have spent many hours developing our own criteria weighing it out according to Biblical wisdom for our family and sound counsel from others who have gone before us. In fact the process could be so daunting that it would be a discouraging experience.

Now place yourself in the corporate boardroom; powerpoints going, big easels with peel-off pages that stick to the walls around you with everyone's ideas, experts in the room that used to work for state and federal education departments that still have connections in both the departments and in the legislatures, cost analysis people, marketing people, university people, authors, education experts....etc. The brain power expended is really phenomenal. But what are their goals? Do we know them all?

Do their goals have anything to do with...

"Be diligent to present yourself approved unto God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15)

Do ours?

What if, in fact, this was our only goal? The goal to educate a child so that he would grow into an adult that could be spoken of as one who presented himself approved unto God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. Imagine a young adult leaving your home on his/her life path being one who could accurately hand the word of truth.

Hey John Lennon, that would be something worth imagining!

to be continued.....with some examples of statist criteria

Please feel free to continue posting your comments. I know that your wisdom gained and expressed would further help others going through the same thoughts/concerns.

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