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|NUMBER 226||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||NOVEMBER 2004|
|Southern Baptists Debate Call to Avoid Public Schooling|
A resolution calling on Southern Baptists to take their children out of public schools is being considered at ten state conventions this fall.
A similar resolution failed at the national Southern Baptist Convention in June. Noting that "millions of children in government schools spend seven hours a day, 180 days a year being taught that God is irrelevant to every area of life," it urged parents to homeschool or use Christian schools instead of public schools. (See Education Reporter, Sept. 2004.)
Activists in Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Tennessee, California, South Carolina, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and New England will try to pass their resolutions at state conventions being held this fall.