Why We Homeschool
There are many reasons why we have chosen to homeschool or home-educate our children, but these scripture verses found in Doctrine and Covenants 93:36-40 express our ultimate goal:
The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth. Light and truth forsake that evil one. Every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning; and God having redeemed man from the fall, men became again, in their infant state, innocent before God. And that wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth, through disobedience, from the children of men, and because of the tradition of their fathers. But I have commanded you to bring up your children in light and truth.After many frustrating years in the public schools, we realized that the system in place today does very little, if anything, to help us raise our children in light and truth.
How can a purely secular environment produce light and truth?
For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ. (D&C 84:45)