First let me state the facts:
I'm a K-12 product of the public school system.
I'm 100% convinced that homeschooling is the way I want to educate my children one day.
After getting negative feedback for this post I thought it necessary to briefly elaborate on the issue of Christians and public schools. Scripture calls parents to teach their children diligently and to protect them from worldly evils. So if we've come to the conclusion that Christian schools and/or homeschooling is most closely aligned with Scripture, where does public school fit in?
One of the main arguments against eliminating public schools and/or dogmatic support for homeschooling, is that not all families can afford private or home education. In today's culture there are many circumstances that require children to attend public schools. A poor, single mother is a perfect example of someone who has few options... but let's look at the root of the this mother's "problem."
The hypothetical, aforementioned single mother probably has little education, little family support, and may not be a Christian. BUT IF SHE WERE A CHRISTIAN THE GAME CHANGES!
If she were a Christian, she would hopefully be a part of a healthy, Gospel-preaching Church body.
If she were a Christian, her child would have support from loving mentors and she would have spiritual support.
If she were a Christian, she might have enough support from her church and Christian non-profits to receive some educational training.
Here's my main message: Evangelism is the foundation of all change. Without Christ, we have no hope. Private Christian schools need to offer more scholarships to low-income students. Churches need to welcome single mothers, the poor, immigrant families, and others. Church members need to actively disciple and mentor new members.