Monday, March 08, 2004
Home-schooled kids -- The Horror: The New York Times has an interesting article about small Patrick Henry College, which was founded eight years ago to serve mainly evangelical Christian home-schoolers.
Patrick Henry's purpose is to turn studentes into political leaders -- much the same as many Ivy League schools. However, these political leaders would be Christians first, and politicians second, a horrifying possibility.
"(Patrick Henry College President) Mike Farris is trying to train young people to get on a very right-wing political agenda," said Nancy Keenan, the education policy director at People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, and a former Montana state superintendent of public education. The number of Patrick Henry interns in the White House "scares me to death," she said. "It tells us a little bit more about the White House than it does about the kids."
Oh, those scary Christians! Boo!
Maybe there is some truth to the old adage that those icky liberals are more afraid of you than you are of them.