WHEREAS, A welleducated populace is a matter of extreme importance to the future and stability of our nation and society; and
WHEREAS, Funds are collected and distributed by our government to promote and foster the education of our populace; and
WHEREAS, The education of children is a primary responsibility of parents; and
WHEREAS, Parents as the principle educators of their children, require the freedom and ability to elect the educational process best suited for their family needs; Now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That we the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1113, 1996, recognize and affirm the Godgiven right of parents to direct the education of their children; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Southern Baptist Convention affirms and encourages the thousands of excellent Southern Baptist public, private and homeoriented educators; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That we encourage our legislators, at all levels of government throughout our nation, to develop the means and methods of returning educational and funding choices to parents.