Home schooling

Dear sir:
There seems to be a controversy growing over whether or not parents who choose to educate their children outside the public education system should be allowed a tax credit.
I think it’s a small step in the right direction. It is ultimately parents’ responsibility that their children are educated properly.
The elimination of respect for the Supremacy of God from public (formerly Protestant) education is not only unconstitutional but makes parents uneasy about what is taught as supreme authority.
At this point in time it appears to be political correctness and/or whatever lobby happens to be in favour at the moment, for instance I was appalled recently when a large number of letters from young students were published, scolding parents and others for cutting down trees. The indoctrination of innocent children was obvious.
When education is no longer based on objective truth and knowledge but gets into promoting agendas that are contrary to the best interests of families and nations, and when the system turns a deaf ear to the overwhelming majority of parents and concerned community, then those who wish to opt out should be given not only tax credits but they should be given vouchers.
I recently heard a report stating that the home schooled are not only excelling academically when they get to post-secondary institutions like Harvard, but they also excel socially. I think this proves that we could safely diversify our way of delivering education.
Many people believe that we have to keep church and state separate. According to D. James Kennedy, PH D, the only government to write a separation of church and state clause into their constitution, was the former Soviet Union. It’s certain that Canada didn’t, as it is written in the preamble that we recognize the Supremacy of God.
The education system should acknowledge this, and make the students aware of the benefits they have received from living under a governance system that took into consideration a Christian standard when writing laws or making court rulings, or writing curriculum, or deciding who gets an education, etc.
Do we have a problem when a child needs a permission slip from home to accept the gift of a New Testament from the Gideons’ but can have an abortion without the parents knowledge?
It is wrong to teach history as if it were propaganda, or that geographical boundaries are merely lines on a map, or that there is no truth but merely opinion? Should shaky scientific theories be integrated into curriculum as fact?
In my opinion, vouchers would go a long way to stopping a lot of problems we are now experiencing within the school system, including violence, drugs, bullying, teacher burnout and controversial subject material that destroys hope and faith. While we could never have a perfect system, it would make smaller more manageable, and more easily correctable units.
Sincerely,
Ruth Teeple