Rose, the UM has no other agenda other than to show the public what the scientific observable evidence actually shows and then allow them to choose for themselves which theory or model the evidence supports. The UM’s purpose is to discover new natural laws or statements of truth, not to prove the existence of the flood. You are correct, if you were to teach only UM principles and Models to your children and then send them to take the ACT or SAT tests you can most likely expect them to fail the science portions on those tests. If a child’s goal is to attend a university that requires good scores on either of these tests I would highly advise they receive education on the false theories that are being taught as fact in public schools today since questions about them will more than likely be what is on those tests.
Personally, I feel that until these false theories being taught as fact are removed from education period I would teach and show the physical scientific evidences for both the modern science theories, there aren’t many, and the UM models so that they can decide for themselves and be prepared for all that the science world has to offer right now. Being a homeschool Mom myself, my desire has been to lead my children in their discovery of truth and show them how fun and exciting learning can be. It is not fun to learn false theories but if they want to know the difference between truth and error in science or be prepared for standardized tests to attend a university that teaches these concepts, then for sure they should learn the basics of what those that support these theories believe.
It has been simple for my elementary age children when shown the evidences for let’s say a magma centered Earth verses a water centered one, which one makes more sense based on the observable scientific evidence available. It doesn’t take a college degree or even a high school degree to understand the truth in simple scientific concepts like how rocks are made, where the Earth gets its energy field, how auroras are made, how fossils are made, why the speed of light isn’t constant, why the sun is hotter in its outside corona than its surface, I could go on and on. 🙂 My point is yes, sending your kids out into a world, or into an exam, where scientific truth and error both exist before you have allowed them to see both sides, is a huge disservice to them.