Gateways to a Better Education

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National polling reflects that nearly 50 percent of public school teachers are church attending Christians who profess their faith to be important in their lives. However, the vast majority of these teachers are unaware of state academic standards that require students to learn about the Bible and Christianity. For example, the California Department of Education guidelines state the following in regards to sixth grade students:

“Note the origins of Christianity in the Jewish Messianic prophecies, the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament, and the contribution of St. Paul the Apostle to the definition and spread of Christian beliefs (written in 1998; republished in 2005).”

California also has a law that protects teachers when they use the Bible to meet this standard. These guidelines and law provide teachers with an amazing opportunity to share the gospel with students in public schools. Gateways to Better Education (“Gateways”) works to ensure that this opportunity is not missed!