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Monday, January 23, 2006

Tax-dollars to Catholic Schools?

Hurricane aid: Catholic schools getting portion of federal help

By Carol Zimmermann
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- There were times during the congressional hearings on hurricane school aid that Catholic school officials thought they would walk away empty-handed.

But after months of debate and fine-tuning of the legislative proposals, Congress ended up giving Catholic schools damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita or inundated with evacuee students the green light to request a percentage of the federal help offered to public schools. Read more here.

In light of the Blaine amendment discussions, I suppose it is possible for the Congress to approve monies to private schools. Apparently, public education will not crumble under such a blow. If you look at it another way, it was these Catholic schools that alleviated the pressure on the public schools. Once again, the private school systems outperform the public ones.