Catholics and Our Schools

Jencks, Christopher
March 1962
New Republic;3/19/62, Vol. 146 Issue 12, p21
Opposes the coalition of Republicans and Roman Catholics in their effort to reject the legislative request of U.S. President John F. Kennedy for massive federal appropriations to build classrooms and raise salaries in public elementary and secondary schools. Historical background on the relationship of U.S. states and their churches; Explanation that church-operated school systems is a breach of the principle separation of church and state; Results of studies on the role of parochial schools in creating a separate, non-secular culture or distinctive outlook; Stand of state legislators to parochial schools's use state funds for public purposes; Criteria used in providing federal aid to church-operated schools.


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