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What School Do You Go To?

Like so many of us, I played on a community hockey team when I was younger. I was the only boy on the team from the Christian school in Sarnia and as the only one (and therefore different), honestly, always felt a little nervous about answering the question: what school do you go to?  While I was nervous to answer that question, I really had no idea how to answer the question that typically followed:  Why do you go to that school?
I'm sure that I am not alone in this and that all of you have been asked that same question: why Christian Education?  This year, in the next couple of newsletters, I would like to address this question in order to explain why I think Christian Education is so important.

For this issue, I would like to share a story that has shaped so much of what I believe about education.  During my second year at Teacher's College in Nova Scotia I got into a pretty heated debate with one of my Professors.  It was over the topic of what teachers should be teaching students.  He argued that the purpose of the Public Education system was to teach the curriculum to its students, nothing else.  He believed that we, as teachers, were responsible to "present the facts" to our students, not our moral biases.  I believe that his philosophy has contributed to a climate of tolerance that makes just about every life style choice justifiable.  I do not agree with this direction for education. Christian Education teaches more than "the facts."  It addresses our Christian responsibility to be God's hands and feet in this world.  At STCCS our teachers believe that they are called to teach our students to live the way the Bible instructs us to.
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