Be True to Your Child by S. M. Hutchens

Be True to Your Child

A Letter to a Friend

S. M. Hutchens on Choosing Schools

I have always been willing to give the public schools a chance. One reason is that one never knows how much bad one will encounter in private or religious schools or how much good in the public. I think it a reasonably common experience, for example, that parents who want a sound religion-based education for their children find the local choice to be vaguely liberal Catholic or firmly sectarian Protestant. Some “protection” is provided in either case, but at the cost of nurturing a form of Christianity that is insufficient to withstand the harder challenges the culture provides.

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