John Dewey, known as the father of progressive education, signed the Humanist Manifesto. So did D. F. Potter, who is the author of Humanism: A New Religion. In his book, Potter writes, "education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?"
In wrestling with that question in the 1960s, Dr. Paul Lindstrom came to the conclusion that government-controlled education is not the answer—and that Sunday schools, Awana Clubs, church youth groups, and Sunday services can never offset a five-day-a-week, and six-to-seven-hour-a-day exposure to humanistic instruction. There must be an alternative!
And yes, there is a biblical answer: it is consistent Christian education. Because of this, Dr. Lindstom (with others) organized the independent and non-denominational Christian Liberty Academy in 1968 and their homeschooling program, CLASS, in 1969. Tens of thousands of students, and families around the world have been blessed as children have been trained in the way they should go. This booklet describes their reasons.
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