A recent article highlights the diversity of schooling systems internationally. “The Battle River School Division voted last week to close Cornerstone Christian Academy in Kingman, Alta., southeast of Edmonton at the end of the school year.”
The main reason behind the dispute has been the teaching of certain scriptures about sexuality. The complication is that the Christian school is actually a public school so part of an overseeing school division. This arrangement is quite different to most countries. For the school to continue it may need to close and then reopen as a private school with teachers needing to leave the public education system and then be re-employed by the private school.
“Anybody familiar with the Christian Bible will recognize that there are many, many, many passages of Scripture that are offensive to even those of us who follow Christ.”
“Parents are already considering their options if the legal fight (to keep the school open) fails. Many different parents (are) doing many different things: some going to home schooling, some having to drive their kids 40 minutes to 45 minutes away,”
Source > Board votes to shut down Alberta Christian school for teaching Bible verses about sexuality