The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local Education

January 20, 2014

Lewis: MLK sought equal education for all

Lewis notes residents' shared destiny as a community

ANDERSON – Anderson and Madison County should work together to bring educational opportunities to all residents of the community, was the message of Dr. James Lewis during the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Throughout his lifetime and during his fight for civil rights in America, King stressed that we are all tied together in a shared destiny.

Lewis, the keynote speaker at the Paramount Theatre on Monday, is the dean-elect of the School of Theology at Anderson University. From the day we are all born we are dependent on the gifts that others bring into our lives, he said.

“We need a community of self-sacrifice and a willingness to do things together,” he said.

Lewis said the community should not settle on half-truths and political rhetoric when it comes to how we view the local educational institutions.

He expressed optimism that local residents are looking to begin a voluntary pre-kindergarten program; that Gov. Mike Pence wants to start a high school program for adults and equity in education funding.

Lewis said compensation for teachers should be protected for those willing to teach in under-achieving schools or at charter schools for low-income students.

“There should be equal opportunity to education and extracurricular activities,” he said. “We should pursue together the kind of education for the benefit of the entire community.”

Lewis said King’s dream of equal education is close to being achieved.

Growing up in Houston, Lewis said, he had limited access to many of the goods, services and institutions available in the community.

“The limits in education were to maintain the status quo,” Lewis said.

He said King’s quest for equal opportunity was not looking for an easy answer and half-baked solutions.

“A true education is to think intensely and critically,” Lewis said. “The most dangerous person is the one with reasoning, but has no morals.”

Text Only
Local Education
  • Ellspermann, Susan Ellspermann to deliver AU commencement address Indiana Lt. Gov. Susan Ellspermann will address the Anderson University Class of 2014 during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA HB0421 Silent Movie 1 Acting without words Nineteen area students will take a walk down the red carpet Tuesday evening as their film projects premiere at the Paramount Theatre during the WRC Silent Film Festival.

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 2014 Debutante Cotillion participants

    The 11 participants in this year’s Debutante Cotillion Beautillion Militaire were asked a variety of questions, including their influences, words that describe themselves and favorite “words to live by.” The event begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Madison Park Church of God, 6607 Providence Drive. Call Antoinette Davis at 620-2229 for tickets, which are $270 per table or $30 each.

    April 19, 2014

  • NWS-HB0419-IvyTech-JC2.JPG Work begins on new Ivy Tech facility

    Motorists driving on East 60th Street near Columbus Avenue will notice heavy machinery working in preparation for a new educational facility in Anderson.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Many schools see increases in IREAD scores More Madison County schools reported preliminary IREAD-3 test results Friday and, for the most part, officials were pleased with the results.

    April 18, 2014

  • NWS - HB0419 - Bicycle follow - JC 3 Highland staff, students donate more than $1,500 to help classmate's family

    Despite being a fresh face in the halls, students and staff honored Suncerria's memory this week raising more than $1,500 in cash donations and $300 in gift cards as well as a food basket to support her family through their grief.

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Liberty Christian makes changes to annual auction Liberty Christian School is upping the ante for its upcoming Duck-Tacular event. The school’s annual benefit auction is steering away from past forest themes to “Duck-Tacular,” a nod to the popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”

    April 18, 2014

  • Ivy Tech extends deadline for ASAP Ivy tech Community College is extending the application deadline for a special program that allows students to earn an associate degree in 11 months.

    April 18, 2014

  • Students to England to raise funds at luncheon, auction On Saturday, the Students to England 2015 group will be sponsoring a luncheon and auction in the Lapel High School cafeteria/commons area.

    April 17, 2014

  • NWS - HB0528 - IREAD - JC 1.jpg Anderson IREAD-3 test results show improvement

    Two Anderson elementary schools posted double-digit increases in the percentage of third-graders who passed the IREAD-3 test last month, according to preliminary results released by school officials.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide