The Conference views the legislative priorities of the Education, Children and Families department as extrinsically interwoven with the promotion of strong families. Quality education, specifically through access to diverse educational choice, is a key component to the Church’s position that parents should have the ability to act as first educators of their children. A quality education is the first line of defense against the cycle of poverty that often inhibits family stability. Moreover, the Department supports various criminal justice reform efforts, realizing the certain aspects of our judicial and corrections systems can often act as a barrier to maintaining strong families.
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