Word for Today
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. John 12:26
To be honored by God the Father, we should serve the Son. We serve the Son when we serve our fellow-man.
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40
Harold Holzer is a member of the board of The Dreyfuss Initiative, a movement begun to teach civics in public schools.
Holzer is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. He serves also as co-chairman of the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, appointed by President Clinton. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 35 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era.
While there is little to be found readily on Timothy Erday, the opposite is true of Holzer. There is much to be read both by and about Harold Holzer.
He began his career as editor for The Manhattan Tribune, a political campaign press secretary for Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug and Governor Mario Cuomo, a government speechwriter for New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beame, and as public affairs director for the PBS flagship station WNET. From 1984 through 1992 he served as Special Counselor to the Director of Economic Development and executive vice president of The New York State Urban Development Corporation in the administration of Governor Mario M. Cuomo.
While I haven’t studied the man’s history, I think it is safe to say that he is left leaning politically. Just how left will have to be determined by reading his material. A list of his works and honors are available on-line.
If you have information on Holzer please leave a comment. Those who have time to do the research, please do. His editorials at The Manhattan Tribune may be the most revealing.
Timothy J. Erday cont’d
I received an email from Mr. Erday stating that he has been contacted by a number of people who are interested in his position on various issues since he became a member of the board of directors on The Dreyfuss Initiative and that:
“we are working on what should be a great informational piece to answer all the questions.”
Hopefully this will help parents know more about his personal beliefs as to how civics should be approached in our public schools.