My speech continued.....
Secondly, why do I think homeschooling is important? I was home schooled from kindergarten to 3rd grade with my siblings by my mom until she got too sick with her fibromyalgia and we were all put into public school. So I was public schooled from age 9 to 11. 4th grade through 6th grade. While I was in it I did not realize how much it was being drawn into the culture until dad pulled us out and I was able to look back on it.
I could probably go on and on about how harmful public schools are but I will try to keep it short. Bad company corrupts good morals and I was slowly being corrupted with out even knowing it. Why is Homeschooling important? Because it is crucial that Christian families pass on their faith to their children so that they can be a salt and a light in this dark world. It is very difficult to do this if you are allowing your kids to be raised by the world.
Did you know that from a study by Josh McDowell he found out that 94% of Home schooled children will keep their parents faith after graduation whereas only 15-20% of public schooled children will keep their family’s faith. Imagine for a moment that you had ten children. If you sent them all to public school until graduation, according these statistics, only 2 of them will keep their faith. Whereas if you home schooled them, all but one would continue the faith.
Martin Luther said many years ago- “I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place their child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt.”
I am so thankful to be home schooled.