Our Public Schools: Is Atheism All We Can Afford?

Heading home after a long and godless day.

Heading home after a long and godless day.

I have always believed that the best education for my kids is an explicitly Christian one.  I know there are many Christian parents who think differently. They think a child can learn about math, history, and science in a public school, and learn about God at home and Church. This is certainly possible, but in my view it is far from ideal. School ought to introduce us not simply to discrete subjects but to the whole structure of knowledge, and to God as the being who created that structure and makes it cohere. Put less grandly, I would rather not have my kids in any setting for eight hours a day that systematically ignores the reality of God. That is playing a game of “Let’s Pretend” rather longer than I deem healthy. Continue reading