Wednesday, September 7, 2016

School choice must support and protect Catholic education

"Catholics need to stand unified behind certain principles and demand that politicians and legislators support them," Patrick Reilly writes. These principles include:
  • Parents have a primary right and responsibility to educate their children, and therefore they must have the freedom to choose an education that teaches their faith and values without government intrusion or persecution.
  • Catholic schools must have the religious freedom to teach the Catholic faith and values without government intrusion or persecution, regardless of their receipt of public funds or their participation in taxpayer-funded programs available to other private schools.
  • Any public funding for education should respect the right of parents to choose the school that is best for their child, and funding should follow the child—not discriminate against religion by funding only secular, government-run schools.
Read the whole thing.

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