Summary: Education Options for Your Child

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In case you haven't kept up with the update on my new jobs in Allendale, I am currently investing in three different educational systems:
  • We homeschool our own children.
  • I teach two classes at a private school (albeit a non-religious school).
  • I work for the public school system as a tutor and a coach.
As you can see, I think there is value in different types of education.

Last year, we had a series about different options for educating our children. For those readers who are in the midst of evaluating their options, I hope this series can help.

Remember, there are two main issues to consider. The first is the basic need to educate the child, not just filling him with facts, but to give him the desire and tools to think and learn.

The second issue is that regardless of which option is chosen, we need to redeem education, to focus on how God can be glorified in our lives and the lives of our children.

Any choice we make can be made with fear or with faith. The method is not nearly as important as the motive.

Here are links to last year's posts:
  1. Introduction
  2. Quick Comparison
  3. Home School -- Part 1 and Part 2
  4. Private School -- Part 1 and Part 2
  5. Public School -- Part 1 and Part 2
  6. Response to "A Case for Homeschooling"

Let me know if you have any other comments or questions about these.

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  1. Yes! There is value in many different venues of educating our children. Children from the same family might best thrive in different educational settings. While I'm willing to do what it takes to help my own kids be in their best (but various) educational settings, it would certainly be more convenient if it all didn't require so much driving from me. :)

    1. Some of the families that we respect and admire the most have done the same as you. For different seasons of their lives, they had their kids in different education settings -- one would be in public, and another private school, and even another homeschooled.

      They wisely made their decisions based on what that child (and their family) needed for that year.