How many of you on the BB belong to a church that is involved in some way in education by either having a Christian School, supporting one or perhaps providing facilities at the church for home schoolers? Being a grand (and great) parent I have been concerned for some time about the rapid decline of the public schools or as a lot of people including myself refer to them as government schools. We seek to find cause for 80% plus (all depending whos figures you use) of evangelical children leaving the church upon leaving home and it is my opinion that the major cause is failure of parents to properly educate their children by either teaching them that what they are told in gov schools is not necessarly true, sending them to a private school (Christian if possable) or home schooling. It makes as much sense for us to send our troops to our enemy to train as sending our children to place where most everything taught is the exact opposite of what we believe as Christians. What would happen if the SBC churches would unite in a common cause and build and operate schools operated as private by an administrater who answers to an elected board not a particular church. Don't give me the weak argument; "We would lose our witness in the schools" Do we expect our children to do something we wont do?