"The concept of government control of education has become so accepted in the United States that most people take it for granted. Yet, there is no concept of civil government controlling education in the Bible, in the Constitution, or in the first 75 years of American history. The American people need to rethink the idea that the civil government should be responsible for educating children."
"The problem is not just poor academic achievement, the wasteful spending of the public school system, or the loss of moral standards. The problem is that the government is the wrong agency to be involved in education."
"Some would argue that education is too important to be left up to the public. But, such an argument could also be made about food, housing, clothes, shoes, and transportation. Such an argument is being made about health care. If the civil government was given charge of clothing, freedom would be lessened and special interest groups in the textile industry would soon have a stranglehold on American life. This is why the Founders of our country never considered putting the government in the education business."
"Public education is unconstitutional and inefficient. But, most of all, it is unbiblical."
"All education is religious in nature, even when educators pretend that it is not. All forms of education are based upon a world view. All forms of education try to answer basic questions of life that are religious in nature. In fact, many of the current debates about separation of church and state involve the public schools. The Founders of our republic who authored the First Amendment never envisioned the day when American parents would surrender their educational freedom to the government. Our nation’s original schools were home-based, church-based, or local community-based. The man who gave us the wording of the First Amendment, Fisher Ames, said this about education: "We must keep the Bible the number one textbook in our education, or we will fail without the only source of morality." Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Constitution, is sometimes called the Father of American education. He wrote, "If we allow removal of the Bible from our education, we will see an explosion of rebellion and crime.""
Exert taken from "The Importance of Christian Education" by Dr. Phil Stringer
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