February 27, 2023
Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey:
Today we’re reacting to Jen Wilkin and Jonathan Pennington’s debate on public education vs. private education (hosted by the Gospel Coalition). We present this argument with its full context but break down some of what Jen Wilkin, who represents the pro-public-school side, says specifically. In response to Wilkin’s claim that woke curriculum can be a fearmongering tactic, we take a look at what’s happening in schools even in red states. Wilkin also mentions that our decision on where to send our kids to school impacts our communities, but is that a fair argument for public schools, and does that put our own children at risk for the “good of community”? We cover other school choice considerations such as finances and at-home discipleship, then look at Wilkin’s response on Twitter to some of the backlash against her position. Lastly, we look at the perspective of a show favorite, Voddie Baucham, who offers words of caution about sending children to public school.
(01:26) Background on debate
(04:39) Preamble thoughts
(22:40) Things to consider about this debate
(28:40) Jen’s intro on public education
(32:31) Kids as missionaries in public school
(34:53) What’s really happening in schools
(48:23) “Public school means loving your neighbor”
(01:03:51) Dr. Pennington’s arguments
(01:13:35) Christian influence on public schools
(01:23:26) Jen Wilkin’s response to pushback
(01:30:44) Voddie Baucham’s thoughts on public schools
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The Gospel Coalition: “Should Christian Parents Send Their Children to Public Schools?” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/video/good-faith-debates-public-schools/
The Dallas Express: “Parent Confronts Richardson ISD Over Sexual Content in Jr High Reading” https://dallasexpress.com/education/parent-confronts-richardson-isd-over-sexual-content-in-jr-high-reading/
Exodus Mandate: “Top Five Reasons NOT to Send Your Kids Back to Public School” https://exodusmandate.org/public-schools/top-five-reasons-not-to-send-your-kids-back-to-public-school
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