Education, private (institutions)

French Government Seeks to Ban Home Schooling

The rise in Islamic extremism in France and the coronavirus pandemic have laid the groundwork for an increasing interference of the state in the nation’s educational system. By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, April 6, 2021PARIS — The legitimacy of the practice of home schooling... read more

In a Rebuke to Teachers Unions, School Choice Is Going Gangbusters in the States

After public schools and teachers unions proved that they could not or would not meet the needs of students during the pandemic, multiple state legislatures are collectively undertaking one of the biggest expansions of school choice in history. By Lindsey Burke, Daily Signal, March 30,... read more
A cartoon depicting Catholic bishops as crocodiles eager to gobble up American schoolchildren (Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1871.

The Court Case That Could Finally Take Down Antiquated Anti-Catholic Laws

Thirty-seven states still have Blaine Amendments on the books. The Supreme Court now has a chance to get rid of them for good. By Nick Sibilla, The Atlantic, January 12, 2020 Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear one of the most significant education cases in decades: Espinoza... read more
Priests of the Society of St. Pius X. Father Patrick Rutledge, the parish rector, is on the left.

The Christian Withdrawal Experiment

Feeling out of step with the mores of contemporary life, members of a conservative-Catholic group have built a thriving community in rural Kansas. Could their flight from mainstream society be a harbinger for the nation? By Emma Green, Atlantic, December 31, 2019 Half an hour down the... read more

Elizabeth Warren Pledges To Crack Down On School Choice, Despite Sending Her Own Son To Elite Private School

By Peter Hasson, Daily Caller, October 29, 2019 Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pledging to crack down on school choice if elected, despite the fact that she sent her own son to an elite private school, publicly available records show. The 2020 presidential candidate’s... read more
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep's varsity football team at an Aug. 16 game (Michael Hoffbauer Photography)

Brebeuf athletes excluded from some Catholic events as Jesuits appeal decree

by Catherine M. Odell People, National Catholic Reporter, August 27, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Catholic high school students, teachers and staff returned to school here amid a quiet tension mixed with the usual back-to-school chatter and excitement. Over the summer, Archbishop Charles Thompson... read more

Maryland boots school from voucher program, demands $100K for supporting marriage

August 6, 2019 (Daily Signal) — When the state of Maryland found out that Bethel Christian Academy affirms the biblical view of marriage in its student handbook, officials last fall cut the Baltimore-area school from a state-sponsored school voucher program, arguing it practiced sexual... read more

More Reasons to Avoid Public Education

By Tom Allen, Crisis, June 27, 2019 My family experienced public school for the first time this past semester and it was, well … memorable, up to and including last weekend’s graduation ceremonies. After 20 years of private Catholic schooling from K through college for our first three... read more