9. School Choice and Parental Authority


  1. On page 71, Garlow describes a story about a counselor wanting to meet with his 3rd grade child without the parent being present. How did Dr. Garlow handle it? (71-72) Would you have handled it differently …or the same? Why?
  1. Who is ultimately responsible for the children – parents or the state? (72-73)
  1. Review Proverbs 22:6 and Deuteronomy 6:6-7. What do they say as it relates to the roles of parents?
  1. On page 75, Garlow quotes the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education saying that families are “equal partners” with the government. How do you respond to that statement?
  1. Do you sense that there is erosion in parental rights? In what ways?
  1. Should parents have the rights to send the children to what school they want?
  1. When we speak of “government dollars, whose money is that? Who pays the tax dollars? Do the parents get to direct the tax dollars to what school they want? If so, why? If not, why not?