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September 28, 2012

Won’t Back Down


Won’t Back Down

This is a cultural crisis. What should Christians do? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

 

“Won’t Back Down,” opens today. The film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jamie, a single mom desperately seeking help for her dyslexic child from a perpetually failing school, and Viola Davis as a teacher who joins Jamie to confront the school’s deep problems.

Though groups like the American Federation of Teachers have blasted the film, support has come from both sides of the political aislemuch like the documentary Waiting for Superman. It’s just undeniable that in certain areas of the country, public education is in real trouble, and it's time we talked about it.

And that “we” includes Christians.  While many of us have settled on alternatives like Christian schools or homeschooling, many childrenparticularly those in impoverished neighborhoods, remain victims of very bad education. We can’t turn a blind eye to these kids. We must care.

It’s time the church asks, what can we do about this important issue? For thePoint, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Fighting the Education Blob
John Fund | National Review | September 24, 2012

Won't Back Down Trailer
YouTube.com


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  • September 28, 2012 // 11:01 am //  # 
    Melvin Adams's avatar Melvin Adams

    John - Good!  It is critical that this whole conversation on education takes place in America. Not just education, but the Christian values that are strongly needed in reforming and restoring education.

    Much research being done (including some we just commissioned) is clearly showing that parents and communities are desperate for change.

    We must unite and intensify our efforts to bring the change needed. Our children depend on it. Our nation depends on it!

    God Bless!

  • September 30, 2012 // 03:06 pm //  # 
    Allison Koons's avatar Allison Koons

    Thanks for asking such an important question.  God didn’t create the government to educate.  He created the government to provide order and protection so the Church/believers could educate/equip anyone and everyone who want to learn.  Praying now that the Church takes full responsibility for the role we were originally given.

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