What We Believe
- We believe that every child in the United States deserves a high quality public school. Yet, children who attend public schools in low-income communities are severely short-changed.
- The academic achievement gap is a moral injustice. Children who are already the most disenfranchised have the worst public schools, which severely limits their future opportunities.
- We believe that children in low-income communities can achieve at high levels. The evidence is overwhelming. We can alter the current reality if we muster the necessary public will and enlist more people to work for systemic change.
- We believe people of faith are uniquely positioned to help close the achievement gap. We have inherent religious principles and beliefs that call us to help improve the lives of those who are struggling. But our faith principles also firmly reinforce the inherent, God-given potential in each individual – regardless of their racial or socio-economic background. We can focus on what’s possible and work to ensure an excellent education for all children in public schools.
- We believe in ecumenicalism. We are committed to working with all faith traditions, and all denominations. As a unified community of faith we can help close the achievement gap and ensure that every child receives an extraordinary education.