Christian Education: Reflections by a Satisfied Customer
Lecture and Presentation by Curt Smith
tags: Inheritance tax
Education is important, not because Aristotle, Lincoln and Napolean said so, but when geniuses, heroes and monsters agree on anything, we ought to take special notice. The classroom in Curt Smith's generation--the baby boomers of the 1960s, concluded that we didn’t need God, the Bible or prayer -- and man could take care of his problems all on his own, thank you very much. So, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared war on poverty; $16 trillion dollars and now nearly 50 years later, we know who won the war –- poverty.
America's poverty rate is higher than when the Great Society programs were launched in the mid-60s. The Christian school movement owes its beginning to such well-intentioned but misguided steps, so readily apparent in the politically correct and religiously sterile environment we know as public education. And escaping that philosophy has been at the heart of the success of the Christian Education movement.
Curt has delivered this banquet keynote speech to private and Christian schools and a variety of fund-raising opportunities. Curt and Debbie Smith are satisfied customers of Christian education, having raised their four children in Christian schools through graduation and into adulthood.