Tag: Alliance for Catholic Education

School choice, equal opportunity and America’s promise

Many talk school choice and equal opportunity, but few do it as persuasively as Father Tim Scully. Scully founded the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame, a group working to transform and revive Catholic schools. A priest and political scientist, he pitches school choice as fundamentally[Read More…]

Rolling across Florida to raise awareness about Catholic schools

Nearly two decades ago, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Pinellas Park, Fla. was on the “death watch list,’’ said Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Families struggled to afford private school tuition, enrollment dwindled and tough decisions loomed for school leaders. But instead of closing the school,[Read More…]

The vanguard for a new generation of Catholic schools

While getting a history degree at a small Catholic college in New Hampshire, Ben Horton figured he had two options after graduation: law school or teaching. Then, a scholarship his junior year sent him to Belfast, Ireland, where he taught at a Catholic school near the Peace Walls dividing Catholic and[Read More…]