Friday, August 13, 2010

A Proper Education

"We are...commanded to prepare each child to walk as a faithful Christian in all areas of life. An arrow has two ends. On one end is the arrow head. We want sharp arrows, academically speaking. But on the other end of the arrow we find a delicate guidance system, feathers to be exact. We want our arrows to travel toward their target without deviation. This corresponds to the development of moral character. A proper education will work on both ends of the arrow (i.e both ends of the child) at the same time. Although scholarship is obviously important, a sharp arrow is worthless without direction. And a blunt arrow, even if it hits its target, will have very little effect."
~The Christian Homeschool by Gregg Harris

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