Every parent wants the best for their children, but too many public schools lack the needed facilities and teachers; too many young kids are denied affordable quality pre-school and the care needed to remove barriers to learning; and college or technical training seems an unreachable goal because of soaring tuition costs and crippling student debts. In other high-income countries, young people have a clearer path to decent work, from early childhood to job preparation. It’s time that America also invests boldly in our children’s future. (Source: America’s Goals)
Jesus and Children
But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Mark 10:14, also see Matthew 19:14 and Luke 18:16) There is no question children had a special place in Jesus’ heart. How could he not want them cared for with quality education in our day? A quality education is essential to the thriving fullness of a human being. As Christians, as all people of faith and good will, we must care for the children of our society and see they have every opportunity to reach their fullest potential and thrive.