Friday, July 2, 2010

The state doesn't monopolize education

Last week The National Post editorialized on religion and education and fell into a common trap when it comes to the financing of private schools. It assumed that governments holding the pursestrings makes all schools academically and financially beholden to the state.
Charles Lewis responded by pointing out that religious adherents pay taxes too, which is true. But parents have more than a financial stake in their children's education. Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller makes the essential point that in fact the principal responsibility for educating children belongs to parents.

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