Is Public School The Right Choice For Christian Kids

Public School

Deciding whether public school is right for your Christian kids is an “on your knees prayer” kind of decision. We have seen it work well for certain kids, while others with the best of intentions are dialed down by the worldly influences.

So what is a parent to do. Should they put their kids in the situation and give them the four years of learning in the same program just because they started there? Or should parents have the freedom to change the plan at any time?

Though a child builds bonds with his friends in the school and gets the grades,  is that enough to keep him there when his behavior at home is angry at his parents and constantly ungrateful?

Is God’s value system about external performance or something deeper?

We love these Bible verses in answer to that question.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Philippians 2:12-16

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 

So in conclusion, God values character first in our lives. Let’s all be willing to make the hard choices to have God make those transformations in our lives. Let’s also as parents be willing to be the kind of parents that will pull our kids from public school if it is not becoming a place for them grow in God’s character.


Tell them Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible, including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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