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Articles by Forrest L Turpen

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Public education is often characterized by evangelicals as a wasteland, destitute of sound values and dominated by forces hostile to Christianity. Without question, our nation's schools are in the grip of powerful negative forces — the breakdown of families and neighborhoods, escalating violence, lowered academic standards, and the pervasive lack of sound ethical and moral values.

Fault-finding and doomsaying come easily. But before the church turns its back on public schools, we need to take a look at the human face of public education. In my work with Christian Educators Association International, I am privileged to meet some of the world's most dedicated servants of Christ. Let me introduce you to three who exemplify the call to public education:

Mark Nakamura is an elementary sc...