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Education Reformation: A Teacher's Call for Christian Parents to Abandon the Public Schools and Return to the Word of God Paperback – July 12, 2013
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Ray Fournier is a faithful Husband and Father, a Local Evangelist and Public School Teacher. His commitment to live by God’s Word as well as his 15 years of experience teaching in a public high school has led him to provide a Biblical education for his own children as well as to write "Education Reformation". For more information, visit www.EducationReformation.org
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In fact, this book is "controversial" not just because of its biblical presentation concerning public schools, but also its biblical presentation of the Law of God both in evangelism and ethics.
I guess that's why I just love it. LOL. I have the honor to serve a wonderful congregation here in VA that has undergone quite a transformation over the last several years...made all the more extraordinary by the fact that our church is predominately black...a community in which the application of these principles can be especially hard.
But Christ is faithful! We've seen many families turn away from public school as mine has...and turn to homeschooling or a Christian school that teaches a thoroughly biblical worldview. Of course, many have not as well due to many reasons, some more difficult to overcome than others. And of course, this subject is...uh....touchy. :) Yet we must "go there."
So I commend Mr. Fournier's courage and faith in our Lord. My goal is to get this book into the hands of as many pastors and Christians as I can.
Mr. Fournier...THANK YOU for this thoroughly biblical and God-honoring resource. May The Lord bless you! :)
I like his emphasis on family devotions on a daily basis involving Bible study, prayer and singing as a means of fulfilling the Great Commission where it must begin; in our own homes. The Great Commission is about making disciples, and disciples are learners. I also appreciate his principle that education and discipleship occur in the context of ongoing relationship, and family is where relationships begin and end, not primarily in artificial Institutions outside the home like schools or clubs. Thus, the Great Commission is fulfilled in the only context it can be truly fulfilled; the context of the Great Commandment (love).
Fournier points out that Christian parents are unequally yoked with secular teachers who are often undermining the very values that the parents are trying to inculcate. What often happens is that the good that has been done at home is subsequently undone at school. Nor does Ray badmouth the work of conscientious Christian schools that are a more immediately do-able option for many families. I would not be at all surprised to find that Christian-schooled children perform significantly better than do public school children on similar tests. Then, too the statistics telling how much better home-schooled children perform on standardized tests are undeniable, regardless of the ethnicity, economic or education level of the parents. All told, this is a very convincing and compelling case made by Mr. Fournier to lead our children and grandchildren out of the grips of an irreparably broken system, which, interestingly, is the literal meaning of "educate." (Latin root educare=to lead out of) Any concerned parent or grandparent would do well to read "Education Reformation."