IDEA Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tomorrow, January 16, 2017, IDEA schools will be closed in the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, work and legacy.
As an organization fueled by the drive to create a more equal world through a quality education for all children, we champion this day as a time to remember a remarkable individual who fought to change the status quo, in a profound effort to make our country a more empathetic and moral nation.
Coretta Scott King, author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., captured her husband’s legacy through her words via the King Center:
"On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit…The King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a color-blind society, but who also lead a movement that achieved historic reforms to help make it a reality."
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a role model for all of us here at IDEA Public Schools. We strive to educate our children using the same values he stood for—peace, friendship, justice, knowledge, citizenship, and love. This week, we encourage all members of the IDEA Team & Family to talk with your students, your children, and your colleagues, about the importance of equality in every sector of our society.
Through the education of nearly 30,000 students from the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Austin, and our soon-to-be regions of El Paso, Baton Rouge, and Tarrant County, we at IDEA hope to do our part to continue King’s legacy by providing a high-quality education to all children, no matter their zip code, gender, or skin color.