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Let’s Stand Up for the Catholic Schools That Stood Up for Our Kids

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Let’s Stand Up for the Catholic Schools That Stood Up for Our Kids

Newsweek June 24, 2022
EducationPre K-12

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court handed a victory to advocates of school choice and religious freedom. It ruled 6-3 in Carson v. Makin that Maine can no longer exclude religious schools from a state-funded private school tuition program. This ruling, along with 2020's Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, clears the way for a new approach to education in America, one that ensures religious schools are no longer excluded from critical sources of funding and support.

The news from the Supreme Court couldn't come at a more pivotal time for the nation's Catholic schools. For a generation, the story of urban Catholic schools has been one of decline. Between 2000 and 2012, more than 1,900 Catholic schools closed down, and the closures were concentrated in underserved communities with the fewest options.

Continue reading the entire piece here at Newsweek

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Kathleen Porter-Magee is and adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the superintendent of Partnership Schools, a network of nine urban Catholic schools. Based on a recent MI issue brief.

Photo by pablohart/iStock

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