School Choice

The Supreme Court Is Poised to Deliver a Victory to School Choice Advocates

By Mark Movsesian, Public Discourse, February 4, 2020, The US Supreme Court seems likely to rule in a way school-choice advocates will welcome. The Court will likely overrule the Montana court and hold a ban on scholarships for students at religiously affiliated schools unconstitutional—an... read more

New bill could mean more scholarships for Catholic schools Nationwide

By Kevin J. Jones, CAN, Washington D.C., March 6, 2019 A proposed federal tax credit-based scholarship program could provide a boost for parents who want to send their children to Catholic school, and it has the backing of a major Catholic education group. “This bill is clearly something... read more

Pritzker Proposes Closing Private School Scholarships Program

By: Cole Lauterbach, Watchdog.org, February 27, 2019 Gov. J.B. Pritzker is formally asking lawmakers to shut down Illinois’ privateschool scholarship program and pour more money into public schools. In his budget proposal Wednesday, Pritzker proposes taking the $100 million cap on... read more

President Trump Visits St. Andrews Catholic School and the School Choice Revolution Begins

By DEACON KEITH FOURNIER,  Published on March 3, 2017 The first school Donald Trump visited as president? A faith-based school using state aid and other sources to educate lower-income students looking for the best education they can find. This Friday, President Donald Trump visited St. Andrews... read more

How the transgender agenda harms children

An expert on child sexual abuse warns that sex changes could do irreversible damage By Judith Reisman | Feb 21 2017 | On March 28, the US Supreme Court is due to hear a case about transgender bathroom access lodged by a Virginia student, Gavin Grimm. Born a girl, she decided in Year 9 that... read more

Religious Schools Are Fundamental to Liberty

By Gene Van Son • May 11, AD2016 Catholics who are not big on history may probably not be aware of the amount of anti-Catholic animus that existed in the U.S. from the early 1800s up to as late as World War II.  And even though we’ve had a Catholic president and currently have a Catholic... read more

A Parish School Turns Failure into Success

By ANTHONY ESOLEN A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. ∼  John Keats, the opening to Endymion In 1923... read more

Swept under the carpet

BY MICHAEL COOK, 23 SEPTEMBER 2015 Australian research from the 1990s has emerged as key evidence in the debate about same-sex parenting. The constant refrain from supporters has been that there is no difference in outcomes for children in traditional marriages or same-sex couples. In 2010... read more

Awesome: Inner-City All Boys School Sends Every Graduate to College

Christine Rousselle | Jun 14, 2015 Verbum Dei, an all-boys Jesuit school in Watts, Los Angeles, had every member of the senior class accepted to college for the seventh straight year. The school is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, which seeks to provide educational opportunities for... read more

Nevada Enacts Universal School Choice

By LINDSEY M. BURKE June 8, 2015 On Tuesday night, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed into law the nation’s first universal school-choice program. That in and of itself is groundbreaking: The state has created an option open to every single public-school student. Even better, this option... read more

Why We Need to Save the Catholic Schools

They excel academically and are especially good at educating disadvantaged children. An NRO Interview, JANUARY 30, 2015 4:00 AM By Kathryn Jean Lopez Communities — cities — need Catholic schools. Why? What is to be done in an environment when the closing of Catholic elementary and... read more