“Teach them to value education. “The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth” (D&C 93:36).
There rests upon the people of this Church a mandate from the Lord to acquire learning. It will bless their lives now and through all the years to come.
With fascination I watched one evening on television the story of a family in the Midwest. It included the father and mother and three sons and one daughter.
The father and mother determined when they married that they would do all they could to see that their children were exposed to the very best educational experiences.
They lived in a modest home. They observed modest ways. But they nurtured their children with knowledge. Every one of those children achieved in a remarkable way. Every one was well educated. One became a university president; the others became heads of large business institutions, successful individuals by any measure. “
Gordon B. Hinckley, “Your Greatest Challenge, Mother,” Ensign, Nov 2000, 97–100