Heaven forbid that Catholic Schools Help the Poor

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    racebikeguy

    Aren't we all biased to some degree? It is those unique perspectives that give us something special go on. A little flavor on an opinion.

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    racebikeguy

    Aren't we all biased to some degree? It is those unique perspectives that give us something special go on. A little flavor on an opinion.

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    robsanders

    Here in The Netherlands we solved this problem. We have a system of public schools (which are owned by the government) and "special" schools (which are based on religion or life philosophy). In the historical "School Struggle" it was decided that the government had to fund the special schools equal to the public schools. This results in a weird situation where special schools get both money from the government and from tuition fees. As a result, those schools have better results.

    I find it strange that your government refuses to help these schools. In my opinion the education of children is most important, everything else doesn't really matter.

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    robsanders

    Here in The Netherlands we solved this problem. We have a system of public schools (which are owned by the government) and "special" schools (which are based on religion or life philosophy). In the historical "School Struggle" it was decided that the government had to fund the special schools equal to the public schools. This results in a weird situation where special schools get both money from the government and from tuition fees. As a result, those schools have better results.

    I find it strange that your government refuses to help these schools. In my opinion the education of children is most important, everything else doesn't really matter.

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    Jonathan

    Why not just a normal private school. There is absolutely no reason for it to be religous. I want my children attending private school but not have someone elses religon shoved down their throat.

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    Jonathan

    Why not just a normal private school. There is absolutely no reason for it to be religous. I want my children attending private school but not have someone elses religon shoved down their throat.

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    Alfred Thompson

    Rob, the problem in the US is that once upon a time the government schools were basically Protestant schools and the Catholics created their own schools. The Protestants passed laws preventing government funds from going to those minorty religion schools. Over time the US Constitutional ban on state supported religion removed the religion from the public schools. The same laws that once kept money from Catholic schools now keep it from all non-government schools. So it is complicated.

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    Alfred Thompson

    Rob, the problem in the US is that once upon a time the government schools were basically Protestant schools and the Catholics created their own schools. The Protestants passed laws preventing government funds from going to those minorty religion schools. Over time the US Constitutional ban on state supported religion removed the religion from the public schools. The same laws that once kept money from Catholic schools now keep it from all non-government schools. So it is complicated.

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