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We owe our children a better discussion

  • September 25, 2014

This month 673,000 students were registered to attend English and French Catholic schools in Ontario. Their registration is a choice made by parents who value and acknowledge the importance of Catholic education for their children. 

Choice is always important to parents and the option to choose a school system that meets their needs is equally prized. But September was notable for another reason: A barrage of attacks on human rights, with a few newspapers and radio talk shows musing about an end to publicly funded Catholic education. 

It is hard to understand how these secular-driven attacks against Catholic schools, whose rights are established under the Constitution, can be tolerated. I can think of no other group that would be pilloried for exercising their historical, legitimate rights, and for extending an education opportunity, where legally allowed, to children of other faiths. 

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