You're assuming that all of these families have two parents in a stable home that have all of the benefits of home schooling available to them... My intent was certaintly not to argue about the benefits of a home school education. We home schooled each of our three kids for 5 years and I would be the first to agree with the blessing that it was for our entire family. My point is that whether a family chooses to home-school, place their kids in a church sponsored Co-op educational curricullum, pay for a private Chrstian education, or even have to utilize public education; that factor alone should not be used to determine whether they are capable or qualified to serve in a church office. BTW, I have read many of the referrences you sited... Good reads. I don't think you're being "preachy", I just think you missed my point...
Ok sorry, I did miss your point. I do think that hard cases such as the ones you cited ought to have the church fund private Christian education. My point is, is that public schools should be out of the question. Some people may not agree with this strong stance but it is based on my research and I believe that I am only expounding on what I find is the Biblical view of this subject.
Your point that the church should fund Christian education is well taken. Too often this necessary aspect is absent when the call for all Christians to abandon public schools is issued. It ignores the single mothers and others whose situation precludes home schooling or paying for private school.