To educate a child perfectly requires profounder thought, greater wisdom, than to govern a state.
—William Ellery Channing, 1838
Few tasks undertaken by parents and communities are more important than the education of our children. Several key questions arise in any discussion of the nature and purpose of that education—questions that any parent should take seriously, consider with care, and answer. Some of these are of particular interest to secular families:
Why should secular parents support public schools (or oppose vouchers)?
Is moral education possible in the public schools (where it would have to be ...