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DiscoverChristianSchools.com Releases 'The 10 Biggest Differences Between Christian Schools and Public Schools'

Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215-815-7716

BROOKHAVEN, Penn., Feb. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- A side-by-side comparison of Christian and public schools was written by Jonathan Ekeland, Director of Admissions of The Christian Academy and Mr. Robert Walton, the academic dean of The Christian Academy High School.

DiscoverChristianSchools.com is featuring the release of "The 10 Biggest Differences Between Christian and Public Schools" on its website, www.DiscoverChristianSchools.com. The chart depicts a factual representation of the basis of education offered at Christian and public schools. Dr. Sierer has been an educator for over 25 years and has used his experience to develop this comparison.

John Fedele, the national director of DiscoverChristianSchools.com stated, "This chart illustrates a startling difference in the realities between Christian and public education. Those who view the chart can draw their own conclusions."

For more information visit www.DiscoverChristianSchools.com or call 1-866-576-4546.

To view the chart go to www.DiscoverChristianSchools.com and look under the resources tab.

10 BIGGEST DIFFERENCES

Public Schools

Science:

Naturalism - everything comes from matter, time, and chance

History:

Controlled either by autonomous man or by an impersonal process

Math:

A tool that is useful because it seems to work in manipulating the natural world

English:

Literature must be representative of all cultures, which are seen as having equal value, and has no inherent meaning

Teachers:

Varied backgrounds - Christianity or some other religion, humanism, atheism; may be straight or gay

Rules:

Determined by state and federal laws and guidelines

Peers:

Varied religious backgrounds, often receiving little moral instruction or values at home or church

Purpose of Education:

To prepare citizens for a humanistic society that tolerates all lifestyles

Content of Education:

Humanism - no values are absolute and no truth is final


Control of Education:

The State determines the content and methods of education

Christian Schools

Science:

God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things; science involves knowing God through knowing His world

History:

Controlled by an omnipotent God who knows the end from the beginning

Math:

A reflection of the mind of an orderly God who has made us in His image to understand His world

English:

Students are exposed to a variety of quality literature, which is appreciated as a demonstration of common grace and interpreted in the light of God’s Word

Teachers:

Born-again, committed believers seeking to model Christ before their students

Rules:

Determined by God’s Word and its moral standards

Peers:

Students from Christian homes who are there because their parents support Christian values

Purpose of Education:

To prepare citizens for the Kingdom of God who are equipped to spread the Gospel

Content of Education:

All of life is studied in submission to the Word of God
Control of Education:

The school functions in loco parentis, reinforcing and supporting parental values