One of my favorite scriptures in the Doctrine and Covenants explains the importance of learning, and places within the reach of humans a recipe for increasing intelligence.
Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.
And if a person
gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the life to come.
This makes the acquisition of knowledge a spiritual pursuit. Learning through diligence and obedience places a person closer to the ultimate goal of God’s offspring: becoming like He is. That’s why many Latter-day Saints prefer to send their children to private schools, where teachers and curriculum are held more accountable than in public schools and closely match the learning preferences of parents. Where private schools are not practical, many LDS parents home school their kids so that they can be more involved with the learning process. They
can integrate spiritual with secular learning, and they can ensure that their children are not held to a pace (often slower) that doesn’t push them to their potential.