More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”
One of the tour guests was Denisha Merriweather, who attended a private high school through Florida’s voucher program, which she credits with turning her life around.
School choice initiatives are no longer at the back of the class raising their hand and never getting called on. Today, they are taking a front seat in education circles, state assemblies and even Washington politics.
For those without kids in school, it may be difficult to see why expanding parental choice in education is a policy goal deserving of widespread public support. After all, one might ask, “How does it benefit me?” The church’s support for school choice is rooted in the rights of parents to determine the type of […]