The Washington (Com)Post introduces a series of articles intended to go after homeschooling, beginning with a few dissatisfied homeschool grads they scraped up from somewhere. Actually, based on a large survey, it turns out 14% of Christian kids raised in homeschool apostatized. But 28% of Christian kids who went to Christian school apostatized, and 34% of public schoolers apostatized. But how does this happen? While God is sovereign over all fruit-bearing plants in the field, there are some lessons to be learned from our own failures. Some blame spanking. But what about parent-child relationships, high levels of hypocrisy in the home, and superficial fundamentalism, or a failure to inculcate a solid biblical worldview?
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.