My wise brother has pointed out that there are really three separate questions to consider when thinking about the education of our children, and that when people discuss the subject, the three questions sometimes get muddled together, when they really ought to be kept separate.
So here are the three questions. What do you think?
1. Should the education of our children be explicitly Christian? As a sort of sub-question, one might consider, can an education really be neutral?
2. Can a child be taught as well by his parents as by a professional teacher?
3. The question of influence: does the child influence the school, or the school the child?
In case you couldn't guess, my answers would be:
1. Yes, and no.
3. The school influences the child.
What do you think?