It recently was brought to my attention, quite strongly, that one of our elders has pulled his kids from the Christian School. In light of this I was told by the person in charge of recruitment at the school that this elder needs to be talked to at the very least. He wonders "How does he answer the pre-classical censure question honestly, which specifically asks about Christian education?" (I don't even know what a pre-classical censure is. I must have missed that in my church polity class.) Along with this the person claims that this elder is not living up the baptismal vow to “do all in our power, with the help of the Christian community to train our children…”. Essentially, the message being presented to me is that this person is not qualified to be an elder because he is sending his children to a public schoo. Although I certainly am a supporter of Christian School and will send my child there I am not willing to go so far as to say that all office-bearers must send their children to a Christian School. This has been and continues to be a delicate issue, especially as we gain members who don't have a background of Christian education. Maybe someone can point me in a direction that would help me to sort through this issue. I certainly am not willing to tell this elder that he must step down or even to confront him with this 'sin' as I do not see it as right vs. wrong choice. It is not wrong to send your children to a public school although it might not be the best choice. So, I guess I'm looking for two things. First, is there something that dictates Christian education for elders? I know that they are strongly encouraged to support it but I don't know of anything beyond that. Second, how would you respond to this person?