Education has hundreds of definitions. One of the best is the appreciation of values. One of the best visions of education is scientific and faith-based education that should complement each other. Our public schools are religion neutral, thus everything from Montessori to astrophysics must be taught as a universe of intelligent design without an intelligent Designer or a God, and socially taught on the basis of the French social contract.
Anthropologically, education always had religious backgrounds, down to education of our own Indians who learned of the Great Father in their happy hunting grounds. Historically, the great universities of our country: Harvard, Yale and Princeton, for example, and a thousand others, were faith-based.
We have gone through a knowledge and science explosion and must admit, with the adage that education is the process of knowing more and more about less and less.
Faith-based education is the parent of public education. Despite discrimination and financial burdens, faith-based education must continue to exist. Besides being a lubricant of education, religion, God and faith-based education give us hope, purpose and destiny, not just death and taxes and hopeless ashes. Viva science-based and faith-based education and churches to teach this!
D.P. DILLON, Kennewick