If you are a Christian school teacher or administrator or a homeschool parent, you have heard all the excuses and evasions Christian parents give for educating their children in the aggressively anti-Christian public schools: But our school is different, Our child is salt and light, Our public school has some Christian teachers and administrators, We cant just withdraw from the culture, Christian education is too expensive, and so on.
Bruce Shortts The Harsh Truth About Public Schools not only explodes these feckless rationalizations for rendering Christian children unto Caesar, it also synthesizes a vast amount of research conclusively demonstrating that government schools are indeed profoundly harming our children spiritually, morally, and intellectually.
If you are a Christian school educator, The Harsh Truth About Public Schools can help your school retain students, recruit new students, and reinvigorate your staffs enthusiasm for Christian education. If you are a homeschool curriculum provider, this book will help the families you support stay the course and become evangelists for Christian education.
Bruce Shortt, the author of The Harsh Truth About Public Schools, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, was a Fulbright Scholar, serves on the board of directors of Exodus Mandate, and is a homeschooling father. Mr. Shortt and T.C. Pinckney were co-sponsors of the Christian Education Resolution that was submitted for consideration at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
This book presents an idea whose time has come. Modern public education in America has too often degenerated into indoctrination in secular humanism. This book suggests the solution to the problem.
--D. James Kennedy, Senior Pastor, Coral Ridge Ministries
Bruce Shortt shows why the public schools are increasingly no longer suitable for Christian children--and why they are not likely to be reformed, owing to the teachers' unions and other secularist influences. We should stop treating the public schools as ends in themselves that always have to be "preserved." They are means, not ends; and when we discover that they no longer work, we should try something else. The book is quite readable and I hope it will find the audience it deserves. The subject matter is vast; yet it covers much of the salient material in ways which ought to open some eyes.
--Kenneth D. Whitehead, former Assistant Secretary of Education for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Everyone truly interested in our children, our homes, and the future of our beloved America should read and study this book.
--Chaplain (Col.) E.H. Jim Ammerman, U.S. Army Retired, Endorser for over 500 Chaplains, representative to the U.S. Military for over 15 million independent church members
It is sad that the condition documented in this book actually exists in a nation founded on the principles of religious liberty, but it is even more sorrowful to know that, short of a miracle, the very Christian parents and other Christian leaders who need to read this book the most will probably pass it by. For those, however, with courage and a desire to know the truth this monograph will be an incredible blessing.
--Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bruce Shortt clearly and forcefully sets forth overwhelming evidence of the anti-Christian bias in parts of our public school system. This book is a must read for anyone concerned with the future of the United States.
-- Judge Paul Pressler
Harsh truths with enough humor to make it a fun read. Presenting this compelling book in discrete chunks made it easy to start anywhere.
-- Marshall Fritz, President, Alliance for Separation of School & State, Founder, GetTheKidsOut.org