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Evangelical Alliance issues new schools support for parents

Sun 21 Feb 2016
By Aaron James

The Evangelical Alliance has released new help for Christian parents as they navigate the education system for their children.

It's released a new guide and website called 'You're Not Alone: a guide for the Christian family in education'.

The Alliance is also urging the Church to do more to support mums and dads as they try to get the best spiritual and academic education for their child at school.

It said that parents, and not the state, should have the last word on a child's education.

Dr David Landrum, director of advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance and author of You're Not Alone, told Premier: "There's a lack of understanding at the moment, or appreciation of, the pressures and stresses that face Christian parents in education at this time.

"And the Church, if its to be anything, is to be a community of love and support.

"That can be anything from offering a prayer group but also allowing parents to share about the tensions that they're having amongst themselves, and also give some teaching on the value of education in the Bible.

"Parents have a very strong responsibility and rights within the education system, and they need to understand that.

"The education system exists to help them."

Listen to Premier's Alex Williams speaking to Dr David Landrum:

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