This is a link to an article that I wrote in May:
School prayer, evolution versus intelligent design, sex education, and Christian clubs on high school campuses are issues that come up in the conservative evangelical church I grew up in when I bring up the phrase “educational reform.” When it comes to public education, Christians are known more for what they are against than what they are for. Can our generation be known for positive educational reform, dialogue on important issues, and solutions that protect religious freedom of the religious and nonreligious students and families in our country? Educational reform has more to do with students receiving an education that provides a safe environment and equal opportunity to learn in the public or private school of choice. As the church we can have a positive impact on the educational system when we work together as parents and members of our community.
A passion God has put on my heart over the last year is helping children and youth succeed academically by partnering with local schools in Portland, OR. Through the year of research, networking, and prayer I was able to launch an after-school tutoring program for middle school students through the church I serve in. We offer academic assistance, mentor relationships, and dinner on Fridays.
To read the rest of this article on Shared Justice click the link. Check on their main page today or in the next couple days to see if a new article that I wrote has come up!