What should Christians do for those financially poor African families? Right now in some countries many of them send their children to school hundreds of miles away so they can learn to make money. While there many are corrupted by the schools. Or should they be encouraged to homeschool, working side-by-side with their fathers, digging ditches but staying morally safe.
I think most of the readers would immediately see the fallacy here. Are these the only two options?
Turning the dial back, let us examine what the Puritan forefathers did. The famous Congregationalist, John Eliot, the apostle to the Indians, set up schools. And helped the families learn to work. And, more importantly, preached the Gospel and catechized the tribes, children and all.
The Presbyterians followed the same course. Even into the 1800s various denominations furthered the education of the natives through local schooling.
So, a possible solution to this false dilemma is obvious: give them schools.