Education

It is a tragedy that through no fault of their own or their families, so many of our children are not provided the tools they need to succeed in life. Where children are educated so often decides the matter of if they are educated. It is fundamentally unfair to deny parents choice with respect to their children’s education. The Catholic Church supports the freedom of parents to choose a school for their children with a safe, productive learning environment, and rejects the notion that a parent’s address and income level should determine a child’s educational opportunities.



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Virginia Walden-Ford to Appear at Wichita and KC School Choice Events July 30

July 20, 2012 | , | Posted in The Issues

Virginia Walden-Ford, who was one of a group of about 130 black students chosen to desegregate Little Rock’s high schools in the 1960s, will speak at two school choice forums in Kansas on July 30.  The events are hosted by the Kansas Policy Institute. Wichita – 30 July 8:00 a.m. breakfast and presentation No cost […] Read More >>

School Choice Bill Defeated in Kansas House

The Kansas House of Representatives voted 55-66 against legislation that would establish a school choice program in Kansas geared towards low-income families. Under the bill, individuals and corporations would be able to receive a tax credit for making donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations.  The nonprofit scholarship organizations in turn would use the donated money to […] Read More >>

Wichita Catholic Schools Superintendent Testifies on Behalf of School Choice

Bob Voboril, Superintendent of Wichita Catholic Schools, testified today on behalf of legislation that would launch a school choice program in Kansas geared towards low-income families. Read More >>

Catholic Schools Week January 29 – February 4

January 27, 2012 | | Posted in The Issues

Catholic Schools Week 2012 is here.  This is a time to appreciate the unique service that Catholic schools provide to students, parents, and society.  It is also an opportune time to encourage your legislators to support school choice policies that would give more parents the opportunity to choose a Catholic education for their children. Read More >>

School Choice Event in Overland Park: September 15

September 14, 2011 | , | Posted in The Issues

The Kansas Policy Institute and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice are hosting an education summit on Thursday, September 15, in Overland Park, KS.  Among the educational reform subjects to be discussed at the event will be school choice — a priority for the Kansas Catholic Conference.  All interested parties are invited to attend in […] Read More >>

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for School Choice

April 6, 2011 | Posted in The Issues

The United States Supreme Court has ruled against a challenge to an Arizona educational tax credit program, marking a major victory for school choice advocates nationwide. Read More >>

House Education Committee Hears School Choice Bill

The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on legislation that would establish an educational choice program in Kansas.  Under the bill, individuals and corporations would receive a tax credit from their state taxes in exchange for making donations to approved educational choice non-profit organizations, which would use the money to fund private school scholarships […] Read More >>