Like cashiered anchorman Howard Beale in the cinematic classic Network, an increasing number of Southern Baptists are mad as Hades about the content of public education and not going to take it anymore. “There are 43,000 Southern Baptist churches across this country,” Ed Gamble, the executive director of the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools, says. “There are 42,300 that don’t have a school.”
“What if they did?” The figures Gamble laid out for the Carolina Journal leave 700 Southern Baptist Churches with schools in the U. S., a figure that Gamble says has doubled since the 1990s.
The Carolina Journal is published by the John Locke Foundation.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.