Christian Curriculum

Letter to the Editor: Faith teachers should leave the public school system

This is a call to public school teachers who know Christ and respect the authority of the Bible in faith and practice. It is a call to educators struggling to reconcile the now-compulsory teaching of twisted sexual concepts and critical race theory with their religious beliefs. It is an exhortation for young mind mentors who would like the freedom to present ideas consistent with their understanding of what is good, just, and true according to the word of God.

From the pen of the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:16-17, “What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God…Therefore, come out of them and be separate, saith the Lord. Touch nothing impure, and I will receive you.

I know you wanted to be light and salt in the context of public education, but the state has tied your hands and now you are unwillingly participating in a systematic effort to separate our young people from any notion according to which there are moral absolutes that transcend time and culture.

It’s time to use your training and your gifts in a setting where what you teach does not violate your conscience. It’s time for you to get out of public education and explore options in private Christian schools. Around the world, many worried parents are removing their children from public school environments and placing them in Christian schools or even homeschooling them because of inappropriate content in the state-mandated curriculum.

I know doing what I’m suggesting would save you a generous paycheck, great benefits, and a comfortable retirement plan. I understand that your standard of living would suffer. I understand this may mean having to move your family. I understand how difficult that would be. But I also understand how much better you will feel if you have made this decision. Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Harry Trent

Centralia