Fixing Education Inequity Should Top Our National Agenda

August 18, 2016 ...

Two out of three American eighth graders can neither read nor do math at grade level. Schools serving low-income communities perform particularly poorly on a whole range of measurable outcomes including language, reading, and mathematics — critical skills for performing well and succeeding in society. Read the full article at Sojourners.

Is Christian College Debt Worth It?

May 19, 2016 ...

“Most evangelical leaders place a high value on Christian education, but they also believe that deciding where to go to college involves weighing several considerations, including debt,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “College often sets the direction for one’s future. The decision of where to attend and the consequences …

On Community Development

March 21, 2016 ...

After serving on the board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development, and he currently serves as chief executive officer of CCDA. Noel is a highly sought after speaker, motivator and mentor to young leaders throughout …

How Christians Transform Schools

March 14, 2016 ...

We all know that education is a pathway to purpose, hope and a future. For most American children (88 percent) — even those who come from religious households (83 percent) — this education takes place in a public school, despite the popular perception that many religious parents choose private or home-school for their kids. Our …

What Churches Can Do About Educational Inequality

November 15, 2015 ...

In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Nicole Baker Fulgham talks about her work helping faith communities close the academic achievement gap in public schools. In this podcast, you’ll hear from an education policy expert on: What the term “education inequality” means and looks like; The achievement trend lines in American classrooms; Her personal background growing up in Detroit; and …

Education Funding Should Follow Students

August 24, 2015 ...

“The large majority of support for portable funding should not be understood as opposition to public education but advocacy for children and parental choice,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Guiding their children’s education is one of the most important expressions of faithful parenting.” Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of Presbyterian …

Educational Inequality

December 21, 2013 ...

Only about 50 percent of students living in poverty graduate from high school in four years. Children who receive an inadequate education will likely face more struggles later in life — including a higher probability of living in poverty as adults. Churches across the country are helping thousands of classrooms and schools in low-income communities …

Duncan v. New Hampshire

April 18, 2013 ...

In January, the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed suit against New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit Program. This program allows businesses to donate private funds to private scholarship organizations and then claim a tax credit for the donation. The scholarship businesses then provide the privately donated funds …