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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Charles Glenn on anti-Catholicism, education funding, and the Blaine Amendments

Here (Download Glenn on NH Blaine) is the expert testimony prepared by Prof. Charles Glenn (BU) -- a leading scholar in the relevant areas -- in connection with the New Hampshire tuition-tax-credit case.  The document is called "The Discriminatory Origins of New Hampshire's 'Blaine Amendment'" and is a very helpful resource for those interested in learning more about the "schools questions" generally. 


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Interestingly, our New England town is going through a debate over whether public funds should be allocated to the private schools, including a Catholic school for increased school security. As some would have it, public funds, which are incurred by substantial property tax revenues should only be used to provide police presence outside the public schools, but not the private, and especially not the religious schools.

Posted by: CK | Mar 28, 2013 1:02:43 PM

Catholics, being part of the public, too, as long as their intent is not to establish a State Religion, should be entitled to a public education, consistent with their morals and values, as there is nothing in our Catholic Faith that precludes us from being Good citizens, which is the purpose of educating the public, to begin with.

Posted by: Nancy | Mar 28, 2013 1:57:03 PM