The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is the sacred undertaking of conveying the essence of humanity from one person to another, of fostering that essence in the depths of another’s life. Education is the means for endlessly producing humanistic individuals, and creating a culture of peace.
We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
It is no stretch to say children are the future. It is our responsibility as a society and as individuals to create a safe and nurturing environment for all children to feel free to learn, grow, succeed and fully develop their capacities as human beings. This is the only true way toward creating a peaceful society.