Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Church Youths' Attitudes Toward Education

They New Era also had the following quotes that speak for themselves.

3. True or false:
A good education is more important for young men than young women.

False.

President Hinckley’s counsel is clear: both young men and young women need to get as much education as they can (see “Seek Learning” on page 4 of this issue). His words are fresh on many teens’ minds as they consider their future.

“I love President Hinckley, and I think it’s cool that he’s stressing that we women get an education,” says Sydnee Barney of the Meridian Idaho Stake. “I think it would be cool to both be smart and be a mom—to be a smart mom.”

“The prophet sees us as equals,” says Camille. “He said it’s just as important for girls to have an education as the guys because both of our roles in the future are important.”

Ryan says, “If my future wife knew how to rear our children well, teach them things that they need to know for school, and help them out, I think that would be great. I think it helps to be with someone that’s around your educational level.”

Ty Harris of the Meridian Idaho Stake remembers President Hinckley’s recent counsel for boys to “rise up” when it comes to getting an education (see Ensign, Nov. 2006, 60–61). “He was straightforward about it. He said that women are getting more college education than men. I think men need to step up and become the caretaker of their family and provide for their family.”

4 comments:

C. L. Hanson said...

Ick!! They went out and found youth quotes to back up exactly the stifling subtexts that you're supposed to have learned from that theoretically progressive talk...

Bull said...

See, children do listen.

chandelier said...

Where by false, we really mean true. O silly saints, know ye not that this is opposite day in Kolob?

ARGH. Of all the dicta of the Brethren, this one really gets my goat. I've mostly ingored what they've said since my disaffection, but this irks me to no end.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Oh. My. Hell.