Robert F. Davis

CP Guest Contributor

Recruiting Students Isn't Brain Surgery

As I look around and see Christian schools with enrollment declines of 10 and 20 percent, or recruiting students overseas and gouging their tuition, or the ultimate failure closing their doors, I am saddened! At a time when a Christian education is most important, administrations and boards are dropping the ball. What's the problem?

Leaders Without a Plan Are Like Alice in Wonderland

Leaders without a plan leads to "gaping holes" in educational or institutional development or progress. In Alice in Wonderland, Alice asks the Cheshire Cat, "Can you tell me how to get where I am going?" When she says she doesn't know where she wants to go, the Cat retorts, "Then it really doesn't matter in what direction you travel!"

Making Christian Education Great Again

Christian schools can and have lost their salvation. And while many still maintain a "vibrant" faith too many have stepped on the "slippery slope" toward faithlessness and still others have already "bottomed out."

How Much Should Teachers Make at Christian Schools?

Both my wife and I have worked at Christian schools and colleges at all levels of employment, so we can relate first hand to the subject of compensation with real-life experience. We can also relate to the physical, psychological, and emotional conditions which accompany a Christian school compensation package.

Can Christian Schools Lose Their Salvation?

What had taken place at this university? It appears that nothing any different from that which had transformed most of the other universities established in early America by Christians, that is to say at: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, William & Mary, Rutgers, Brown, and Penn.

Why So Many Are Frustrated at Christian Schools

For about one half of my professional life I was in the classroom teaching. For the other half it was administration which, by the way, involve quite a bit of teaching. While both of these experiences involved teaching the venues were light years apart. The result of all of this, "I'm tired!"

Is Your Christian School Worth Attending?

In some form or another, "Is your Christian school worth attending?" is being asked by parents. A second question, "Are you hiring the best?" is also being asked and should be a focus of your school leadership's inquiry.

5 Things Standing in the Way of Making Christian Schools Better

How many times have you heard someone say, "the more things change the more they stay the same?" Or, how about, "if we could only return to the good old days." It seems to me that in spite of "change," things really don't. Change often is only old or older things that are simply recycled. And no one really wants to go back to the "good old days" because they actually weren't that good.