My daughter goes to a state university.
She is a chemistry major, but last semester she had to take some biology. Well, you know state education and biology. Or do you?
One day she came home and said, "My botany professor is a Christian."
It was the day (yes... "the day," as in the, singular, day) that they learned about evolution. He rushed through it. He presented it as theory. She told me, "I have, like, a total of a half a page of notes on evolution."
On top of that, he wore a shirt that said, "Campus on a Hill," on the front of it. And when he turned around, the back proclaimed Matthew 5:14--"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. "
Over Christmas break, this same state university educated daughter of ours got together with a good friend who attends a "Christian" college in Pennsylvania. In the Christian college's science classes, they are teaching the kids evolution. They present it this way: "God originated the big bang, but after that, it all happened just the way the evolutionists say it did." No intelligent design there.
I am reading a book by Ann Coulter. Sometimes she is funny, and sometimes she is right, but she really made me mad the way she talked about public education. There are many good people in public education. The more good people we get in public education, the better it will be. You don't get good people to go into public education if you say the kinds of things Ann Coulter says.
Public education is a good thing, even though it is sometimes badly done. I don't want to take away people's rights to homeschool, but public education is in the best interest of the society. If people choose not to use public education, fine, but they still ought to contribute to the education system. There are people who can't homeschool, for various reasons. And there are people who won't--how does it benefit society not to help their children? These kids need a chance--exposure to thoughts and ideas and opportunities that they have been denied at home. That is part of what America is all about.
The best way to influence public education is to get involved in it. Raise Godly children and encourage them to become teachers, administrators, college professors of education.