“As the tax-paying funders of education, it is parents who are primarily responsible for the way that children are educated,” said Dr David Landrum, director of advocacy for the EA and the author of a new resource released today.
“It’s important to remember that the state is only there to maintain our school system,” he said.
The report, ‘You’re not alone: a guide for the Christian family in education,’ observed that churches need to do far more in helping parents engage with their children’s education.
“Parents are the primary socialisers and therefore hold primary responsibility for their child’s education,” Landrum told Christian Today.
“Too often Christian parents have felt alone when trying to navigate the education system. We want to see parents better informed about what’s going on but also far better supported by the wider church around them, so that their children are raised in schools that respect their faith,” Landrum said.
“We want them to know they are not alone.”