Many people believe that public schools began to decline when prayer was taken out. And all the money in the world cannot fix a broken or non-existent moral code.
When God was expelled, so was a confidence level and foundation for learning. Children were left to establish their own absolutes and value systems or adopt the humanist one that public schools promote.
Someone, who could be classified as a right-wing, religious fanatic once said, “I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.”
That person was Martin Luther and he made that statement almost 500 years ago. If one person was able to expel God, then many more can invite him back in.
Because as we have seen, and as Martin Luther so wisely stated, without God in the hearts of the children, the schools will become breeding grounds for amoral patterns that corrupt every aspect of society.
This is Nina May at ninamay.com.