Thursday, January 31, 2013
School choice -- and, more specifically, public support for the education of the public that is provided by parochial and other Catholic schools -- is required in justice and by the Church's social teaching. If you have not read it before -- and, frankly, even if you have -- check out John Coons' "School Choice as Simple Justice", here. Then, go the web page for National School Choice Week, read about what's going on, and commit to helping out.
Then, watch this great video about Catholic school teachers (the video features, among others, the daughter of a proud MOJ reader) in Chicago and the mission of Catholic schools. Then, go to the site of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education, learn about their amazing work, and write them a check. (And then send a note to the Cardinal Newman Society, suggesting that they re-allocate some of the effort they spend trashing, for fundraising purposes, Notre Dame to praising A.C.E.)