Education News

Church-run schools? Advocate favors state-sponsored Christian education

At the Idaho Republican Party convention this week, a lobbyist argued for more Christian control in childhood education, the Idaho Capital Sun reports.

Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, was a featured speaker at the convention and advocated for a Christian approach to government on several social issues and church-run public schools in front of a classroom of convention attendees.

Conzatti argued that public schools in the early U.S. were administered by local churches and he’d “like to see that again. But until we get there, the question is, ‘How do we mitigate the harm that’s done and do as much good as we can in the system?’”

During his presentation, Conzatti said he believes the way to preserve a constitutional government in the U.S. is through education based in Christianity.

 “Again, what’s the purpose of a public education? Love of God, love of country,” Conzatti said.

The Idaho Statehouse is seen at sunrise on in Boise, Idaho.The Idaho Statehouse is seen at sunrise on April 20, 2021, in Boise, Idaho.

Keith Ridler, Associated Press

The Idaho GOP convention began Thursday and will conclude Sunday evening on the College of Southern Idaho campus.

1 2Next page

Related Articles

Back to top button