South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, is asking the state to spend millions of dollars more on its public school system.
A new entry in the race for the state‚Äôs No. 2 post, lieutenant governor candidate E. Ray Moore, says he also would like to help improve education.
By taking kids out of public schools. Putting them in Christian schools. And in homeschools.
Moore is an expert in such matters, having served for more than 15 years with Exodus Mandate, which is part of Frontline Ministries. The group‚Äôs aim is to ‚Äúencourage and assist Christian families to leave Pharoah‚Äôs school system (i.e. government schools) for the Promised Land of Christian schools or homeschooling.‚ÄĚ...
Emmett McLoughlin wrote: It is my contention and my sincere conviction, from my experience in the Catholic educational system, my life of fifteen years in the priesthood, and thirteen years of constant observation and intense study since leaving the Church, that its influence on all civilization has been far more of evil than of good....
Morally, this book will show the high rate of crime and sin among Roman Catholics everywhere, and particularly in the United States. It will also demonstrate that this immorality is not in spite of Catholic education and training, but directly because of it.
Many people neither have the money, the time, the background, nor the inclination to home school. My church has a good mix of homeschoolers, attendees of of Christian schools and public schools.
The church I attend had about a dozen homeschool children, about twice that many christian school children, and about 100 public school children in it. The church called a new pastor who moved in and put his children in the local christian school and we saw a "bump" in membership from families who joined and whose children were in the christian school. About a year later the church called a new youth guy who was very pro public school and whose wife teaches in the public school. The very next year the pastor pulled his children from christian school and put them in public school. Now, we are down to only 3 homeschoolers and a handful of christian schoolers. i.e. most followed the pastor's children over to public school.
Ask the homeschoolers that I know and most will tell you their biggest critics are not the government, not the stranger on the street, but rather Christian Public School Parents.
So, I'm not surprised to see political candidates support homeschooling. What I would be surprised to see is MegaPastors, etc support publically.