School Choice & Civil Rights

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Micheal Flaherty writes:

The support of many people of faith in Compton reflects a larger awakening among believers nationwide who see the disparity in educational options as one that can no longer be overlooked in light of the biblical mandate to fight for fairness and justice for all of God’s children. Tony Campolo, a leading evangelical author, has said that, “If Saint Francis were alive today, he would say each child in the public school system is sacramental. . . . To neglect them is to neglect Jesus Himself.”

I think Mike is right that this is a key civil-rights issue. As he notices, it is an attitude that is catching fire.