Former teacher and school administrator Randy Zitterkopf says Christian schools are great… and under a trick headline in South Dakota Standard, he says the real Christian schools are America’s public schools:
A key precept in Christianity is serving others, which involves the tolerance, acceptance and inclusiveness of those unlike “us.” Christianity prescribes that we treat others as we would like to be treated.
In America, we have children in families with varying lifestyles, customs, abilities, interests, skin colors, languages, backgrounds and bank accounts. In some cases, the children have no families at all.
The public schools take them all in. There is no exclusivity. If this isn’t Christianity in action, I don’t know what is [Randy Zitterkopf, “Let Us Now Praise Christian Schools—The Schools That Actually Practice What Others Loudly Preach,” South Dakota Standard, 2023.10.26].
It appears the real trick headline is on the banners and newsletters of private schools that advertise their Christianity but only admit a chosen few. Public schools, like Jesus, welcome every child.