A Concerned Citizen's Guide to Engaging with Public Schools

Our nation’s schools are struggling. Academic underperformance has been an issue for decades. And now there is the very real sense that America’s schoolchildren are being taught to hate their country, their parents, and even themselves. 

If you have children, there is one school in your neighborhood to which they are automatically assigned, which feeds into one middle school and then into one high school. Your witness in those spaces is desperately needed. While church attendance is in decline, school attendance remains mandatory. You probably realize that many families in your community build their social lives and networks around their public schools the way Christians build our lives around our church communities. 

We know what kind of values our churches offer. Are you aware of the values offered by your local public school? This publication offers an overview of the issues and influences facing our public schools and suggests the only and best remedy is the constructive engagement of concerned citizens and parents. We live in the greatest nation on earth, the beacon of hope for the world. We can make America’s school systems as exceptional as our nation. Our children, entrusted to us by God, deserve our very best.

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