It was surreal. Straight out of a Jim Crow movie of the 60s.
There I was, a young teenager, sitting at the all-black table in the school cafeteria.
I was naïve. I didn't know. I was the first in line for food and sat at a table. And slowly the room filled up with students, segregated by race.
After lunch, I walked to the playground. And what did I find? More segregation with clusters of young men and women playing ball or just talking.
In my naivete, I thought only the secular school sponsors ranted against home education.
But I was wrong.
I discovered that Christians could be against homeschooling. A professor of theology wrote a book about Christian education and inserted a swipe or two against homeschooling. It was the first argument I ever read that defended church schools as the only viable option.
I have also heard second-hand from reliable ministers that homeschooling has been
"But part of what I want to touch on today is the degree to which we've seen professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good, but also twisted and misused in the name of evil." Obama, 2015 Prayer Breakfast
There is much that is formally true in Obama's talk at the recent annual Prayer Breakfast. People of faith do great things and people of faith do bad things. The Crusades did happen and slavery was justified in the name of religion.
A surprising new survey has flummoxed the scientific establishment: about one in five Americans are religious and scientifically literate yet reject key components of modern neo-Darwinianism, according to PhysOrg. The survey included 2,901 respondents, showing that a large group rejected evolution and the big bang, even when as well-educated and scientifically literate as their secular counterparts.
Timothy O'Brian, one of the lead researchers of the study, remarked: "We were
Homeschooling is a good choice for many families. It has been used by God to help many children. But it is fraught with myths about its own past, present and future. Here are the top five myths. Beware, you just might have to rethink what you've been taught.
1. Homeschoolers are academically superior
This is one of the most persistent, widespread and deeply held beliefs by homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike. It started after the famous Rudner study of 1999. But