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Borrowed Ethics The past three decades have witnessed a remarkable growth in private Christian education both in Christian day schools and in homeschooling The effort has not been in vain Standardized test scores repeatedly show that students in private Christian education far outpace their counterparts in public schools It is reported that all homeschool students applying at Harvard last year were accepted1 On the other hand public schools continue to deteriorate- academically morally and in safety The number of shootings and killings in public schools last year even by little boys have shaken our nation into disbelief We keep asking Why The answers are as varied as people offering explanations President Clinton recently announced the standard establishment answer- more teachers more programs more money- ie more of the same What should we expect for this More of the same This paper is not an attempt to fully answer What has gone wrong in publicgovernment schools Many good articles and books have already addressed that I agree with those who are saying that the problem lies in the seed not the plant Responsibility for education of children was misplaced over a century ago through the efforts of Mann Dewey et al Christ-centered education was replaced with so-called child-centered education When this transition began in the mid nineteenth century there still continued a strong Judeo-Christian ethic in the classroom Prayer and reading of scriptures were also a normal part of the schools activities When state-run education began it borrowed the spiritual capital present in schools and because of that it survived for many decades2 Speaking of early American educators Dr Rushdoony said Absorbed almost entirely in the process of education as a rule it never occurs to these good men that the concepts that they took for granted of a good society were purloined from the Christian heritage that they have studiously ignored or denied3 Without faith in God and fear of
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