The Golden Age of Education Innovation

“There Are Alternatives,” the lede of the above-titled article states, and it’s great news that the list of alternatives is growing — it is a golden age. Here is John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris:

What happens if your school district crosses a line with its curriculum? What do you do now? Here are some words of encouragement.

Last month, we learned that the Orange County California Board of Education will not allow parents to remove their kids from classes that discuss “gender, gender identity, gender expression, [or] sexual orientation.”

Now, parents have apparently found a loophole: They can remove their children from the entire sex-education program, just not from the specific parts they don’t like. An attorney for the Orange County Department of Education failed to mention that detail when he announced to parents they “do not have a constitutional right to excuse their children from portions of the school curriculum they find objectionable.”

Sorting through the back and forth and sleight of hand to keep your children out of ideologically-opposed classes is a nightmare. And it’s not just in California.

Across the country, curriculum is being used to force students, even grade schoolers, into a set of beliefs about gender and sexuality that run contrary to the Christian view of creation, not to mention common-sense morality.

In Illinois, the Senate passed a bill requiring public schools to teach “the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.” If passed by a Democrat-controlled House, it will take effect next year. There’s no sign that this rising tide of public school indoctrination will ebb.

So Christian parents face tough decisions: whether to keep their children in government-run schools or find some alternative. Let me repeat something I’ve said before: There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Each family will have to make this choice for themselves, considering the options available to them given a lot of considerations.

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