(CHRISTIAN TODAY) – "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.
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"Parents are the primary socialisers and therefore hold primary responsibility for their child's education," Landrum told Christian Today.
Landrum told Christian Today there is a danger that "parents with regard to education have slipped into a mindset where they defer repsonsibility to the agencies of the state to educate their children" and that churches have been also been guilty of "slipping into a delegating mindset".
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