Last weekend we went to a conference in Columbus, Ohio on Christian education and small business. It was done by the Stelzl family: raisingentrepreneurs.net. We camped Friday night at Alumn State Park. However, we didn’t get much of a chance to explore, seeing we set our tent up during a lunch break. After tearing our tent down at sunrise, we went to the church where the conference was located, and set our tent up again to dry.
The Stelzl family had some excellent points. A couple of these that I found interesting were:
- The present day education system is set up in a manner similar to the Greeks. It is designed to create autonomous individuals who rely and support the democratic state. The Hebrew system was based on discipleship – those who had the knowledge would teach those underneath them. It had a firm authority structure, with God at the top.
- The Greeks desired to give all responsibilities related to children to the government. God gave the responsibility of raising up children to their parents.
- The current system is designed to create a large majority of C students. Standardized tested encourages quick but temporal memorization of the facts without requiring actual understanding of the concept. Those who memorize the best get the best grades. This means only a small percentage get a A grade. In fact, this was even what President Woodrow Wilson envisioned: “We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.” – Woodrow Wilson.
- Many corporate business require extreme loyalty. This type of loyalty should only be given to God and a family.