Daniel 1:5 says, “And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.” The young men were to be schooled for three years before they were brought to the king of Babylon. We must remember that their schooling was completely pagan in nature; much like our public schooling today has become. I take my hat off to the public school teachers that are making an attempt to stay true to their faith. Quite frankly, it’s a losing battle. I really don’t know how much longer Christians are going to be able to work in any arena of the public school system without totally compromising their faith. Sadly, most already have and just haven’t come to grips with it yet.