Catholic Schools – U. S. and Saskatchewan

June 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

As Catholic Schools Close, the Need Only Grows — On Religion – NYTimes.com. On this issue, I may be in apostasy (check out that word origin!) with liberal values. The creation of the three prairie provinces included publicly funded “separate schools” based on religion. Those which were vaguely Protestant became, over the years, the secular “Public” system. So, in the Prairie west Catholic schools, as long as they could maintain their enrollment, receive tax funding. It also should be noted that there is no direct connection between local Roman Catholic diocese and the Catholic School Board. So, Orthodox children and their parents are a regular part of many Separate School boards. This structure, for the most part, has help ensure a moderate pluralism in the tradition of mushy Canadian gradualism. That’s a good thing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Catholic Schools – U. S. and Saskatchewan at red to orange.

meta

%d bloggers like this: