Lures abound to sidetrack homeschooling parents. One is the fast-growing nationwide promise of "free," state-run, "home" school programs to "help" you educate your children. Dr. Ray will challenge you to consider the paramount importance of who should be in authority over what is taught to the minds and hearts of children. Related to tax-funded programs, there are (1) subtle and negative practical consequences of enrolling your children in them, (2) serious problems from the perspective of a liberty-loving republic such as the U.S., and (3) contradictions to a biblical worldview that demands parents and private associations be the main educators of children. Dr. Ray is convinced this is one of the most urgent issues that homeschoolers should grapple with during the next several years.