This past weekend I gave a talk that detailed the importance of parental involvement in their child's education.
I also made the case, whenever possible, to seriously explore private Christian schools as well as homeschooling.
But the headline, whether public school or private school, charter school or homeschool, was clear: be involved.
I stand by that talk.
But I wish I could have taken a few more minutes in what was already a full-length talk (a common regret) to say one more thing:
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2015's headlines and cultural events have confronted us with the malleability of racial, gender, sexual and reputational lines. Who do we think we are? (Morris, The New York Times)
California will become the fifth state to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure into law on Monday, ending his months of silence on one of the most emotional issues in the state this year. (Lovett & Perez-Pena, The New York Times)
Transhumanism is the theory that science and technology can be used to advance the evolution of human beings beyond current physical and mental limitations. (Gryborski, The Christian Post)
The country's biggest cities are seeing an uptick in their white residents after decades of losing them to the suburbs, according to an analysis of new Census data by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. (Misra, CityLab)
You're caught between a rock and a hard place. There doesn't seem to be a definite answer and you feel everything is on the line. You're stuck... trapped.As a parent, there are always big decisions to make. Each decision has a thousand potential outcomes and everyone claims to have the answer. You're told spanking is bad, but time-out doesn't work. You're not crazy about public school, but have no other valid options. Your kid claims "everybody else is doing it," and now you feel caught between cultural norms and parenting. Whatever the dilemma, you're constantly in search of the "right" answer.
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