“…When your children ask, what is this service to you? You shall say…” (Exodus 12:25-26)
Education is a parental responsibility. Because the Torah views education, not as an accumulation of knowledge, but mainly as a transmission of divine values, parents are the most appropriate people to accomplish this task. Why? Because values are transmitted as an organic part of daily living. You can’t fake it.
“Values are caught, not taught.”
Schools can play a role, but let us accept that the privilege of imbuing our children with what’s truly important falls squarely on our shoulders.