Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News January 29, 2015

Social Conservative Review: An Insider’s Guide to Pro-Family News January 29, 2015

January 25-31 is National School Choice week, which is designed to "shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children."

At FRC, we believe that parents deserve to be able to send their children where they believe their kids will receive the best education for them. Whether that school is public or private, at home or religiously-affiliated, we affirm that moms and dads know what's best for those they love most -- their own boys and girls. As former U.S. Department of Education official Jack Klenk wrote in his FRC booklet, "Who Should Decide How Children Are Educated?," "What we need today is education that serves the public: education where power flows back to parents (and) where empowered parents are able to choose schools as they see fit."

Even more importantly, parents need to be just that: Fathers and mothers who get married, stay married, and raise their children together in a loving, stable, and hope-filled environment. The finest education conceivable will never bring a child the security, maturity, and confidence that only a wise and caring mom and a dad can provide. Yet sadly, as FRC's Dr. Pat Fagan has documented, "Only 46 percent of American 15- to 17-year-olds have been raised with both their biological parents married to one another since before or around the time of their birth."

Support school choice for parents. And parents, support your children by staying married and being there, in every way, for the little lives God has entrusted to you. Remember, He's always there for you.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice-President
Family Research Council

P.S. Go to www.frc.org to watch a dynamic presentation of what it means to be "Faithful, Young, (Christian), and Conservative," an FRC panel discussion featuring some of America's leading young conservative voices.


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