The Road to the Promised Land Through Parent Directed Education (postponed)
As you know 2018 marks 50 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. In his last speech before his murder, he stated that he had been to the Mountain Top and had seen the promised land. The question for us today, 50 years later, is what did King believe the promised land to be? A land of opportunity? Did he ever define it? So what is the promised land for us today? We believe it to be education.
The first event is scheduled for June 21-23, 2018 in Washington D.C. The theme is Black Families Matter II: The road to the Promised Land through Parent Directed Education. We’ll talk about the results of a good education to help lift people out of poverty. But King warned that “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”( see The Purpose of Education). Frederick Douglass reminded us that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” We believe that the building of strong children begins with education which starts with and is founded on a biblical worldview.
To highlight the benefits of school choice or parent-directed education and expand it into our communities.
The BCS Leadership Initiative will:
- Call together leaders in the Black Conservative movement to hear scholars analyze new and often surprising historical research on parental directed education;
- Examining the biblical mandate for educating our children and identifying the role of the church in building strong families and communities through education.
- The Conference will culminate with the March for Marriage.