Thursday, February 23, 2006

Educating Our Christian Daughters Part 2

Go read this, now. I'm not even quoting from it, you go read it. This woman is talking about what I've been talking about for the last month and what "got me a college girl" has been talking about. This is a problem for the Christian community, a big problem.

(Link via got me a college girl)


  1. Moonshadow said...
    I wish I had a profound comment on such a well-written article but the only (disturbing) observation I can make is regarding my sons' school: the upper grades (3-8) have very few girls indeed.

    It makes me think that parents do not see the need to provide their daughters with a private (non-sectarian) education. We do aspire to send the boys to an all-boys high school (Christian Brothers Academy), only because we want a "traditional" education for them.

    I heard this interview on TV recently. Begin listening at about 9 mins. 30 sec. into the program. I don't agree with everything. For instance, I think the feminist movement is responsible for getting fathers more involved in rearing their children.
    michele said...
    They have done some good but the problem, Teresa is that it's incredibly outweighed by the bad. 40 million abortions!

    BTW, I went to a prom at Christian Brothers Academy (no further details will be forthcoming).

    I'm happy to say that we don’t share your experience at my daughters’ school. Plenty of girls throughout the grades and the education there is not cheap, over 5,000 a year.
    Laura T said...
    I agree with Teresa's. Most parents do not want to provide private education. We are all in the minority there.

    I should share something funny, though - in my daughter's kindergarten class there are 8 girls and only 4 boys ! There are 4 tables and 1 boy per table (surrounded by 2 potential 'college girls'. :)
    Moonshadow said...
    Hmm, $5,000 ... is a trip to Israel!

    Or, well, it used to be, it probably costs more now. Your priorities are right, Michele, I'm just nudging you because, well, it'd change your perspective or, rather, put flesh on Scripture.

    I don't want to think about proms!

    Let me qualify what I said about feminism: I think it freed men up to follow their hearts and if they wanted to be home with the children or cook dinner or grocery shop or do laundry, they could. Day-to-day parenting is just a season in our lives.

    My son's pre-K class is only two boys with eight girls but, from a family of boys, being outnumbered is good for him. We told the principal we would like to see more girls in the upper grades. She's at a loss for how to facilitate that. As a result of his pre-K experience, Tim has an interest in playing "tea party" and "house" that my 5-year-old can't fathom. So I let him use the "good" silver - oh, if my mother-in-law knew!

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