This is the introduction to a three-part series about choosing the right school for your children. Click on these links to read Part I (Catholic school), Part II (public school) and Part III (homeschool).
I think this is a hot topic no matter your religion, region of the country, socio-economic status or race. Educating our children is important and I believe most parents want the absolute best for their kids. But when it comes to the great debate of public, private or homeschool, folks start shuttling themselves into the respective corner pretty quickly. We hear things like:
“Oh, I would never send my kids to public school. Have you seen the news lately?”
“Private schools are only for rich kids.”
“Those homeschool kids have NO social life. They live in such a bubble.”
I’m here to tell you that as a Catholic mom and the daughter of a public school teacher, the educational path we decided for our children was personal. We put it to prayer, evaluated our resources – financial, emotional and spiritual – and made the choice that was right, for our family.
This week, I’m honored, and very humbled, to host three guest bloggers here at Team Whitaker. Each one of these women made a different educational choice for her family. Each one put it to prayer. And, each one is a rockstar Catholic mom. Each of them will share why they chose a specific educational path and how she’s living out God’s call as mother to her children.
It’s my hope that as we begin the “back-to-school” dance, we each take a look at our own families. Are we doing what God asks of us? Are we infusing faith into our children’s education? How are we modeling a life of servant leadership? Are we called to make a change?
Tune in tomorrow morning when our first momma debuts on Team Whitaker!