Editor’s note: To hear a podcast with Step Up For Students’ president Doug Tuthill and Michael Barrett, click here. It’s crunch time for Michael Barrett. Charged with advocating for the passage of bills that help Florida’s Catholic school students, Barrett has been working long hours during Florida’s 2021 legislative session,[Read More…]
Tag: Catholic education
Anxious thoughts flooded Joe Molina’s mind. He was navigating his first day of teaching Spanish at Cardinal Newman High School, a Catholic school in West Palm Beach. Cardinal Newman was no ordinary school. Molina was a student at the school nine years earlier. That spring day, he was overwhelmed and[Read More…]
Catholic schools in Florida continue to grow modestly, bucking sad national trend lines, thanks to state-supported school choice programs.
With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis challenges church and state leaders as well as the public to do more to ensure school choice is available to all, not just the wealthy.
Editor’s post: This piece by James Herzog, associate director for education at the Florida Catholic Conference and occasional contributor to redefinED, ran over the weekend in the Palm Beach Post. The tax credit scholarship program is administered by Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog. The low-income mom from[Read More…]
A chain of Catholic, college-prep high schools that has demonstrated success with low-income students is eyeing two Florida cities for a possible expansion. Tampa and Miami are near the top of the list for the Chicago-based Cristo Rey Network, group president Rob Birdsell told redefinED. The reasons: A good job[Read More…]
This essay was first posted at the CLR Forum by the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University School of Law. By Ashley Berner In a recent column for the New York Times, David Brooks argued that a healthy society requires a “thick ecosystem” in which diverse organizations[Read More…]
This essay was first posted at the CLR Forum by the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University School of Law. By Ashley Berner Let me begin with a thought experiment. Suppose that a majority of parents in a school district wished their children to have a traditional[Read More…]