WHEREAS, Scripture consistently establishes parents as the principal educators of their children; and
WHEREAS, Many parents choose home?schooling as the means of fulfilling this obligation;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Dallas, Texas, June 17-19, 1997, affirm the right of all parents who have such convictions to teach their children at home; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we encourage government officials to recognize and support the right of parents to home-school.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That we affirm the godly teachers in public schools who stand on the front lines to teach and train children who cannot be, or whose parents choose not to home-school.