Four area Catholic schools will hold public screenings of a new documentary film, “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams: Ending America’s Bigoted Education Laws,” to be released by Pioneer Institute during National School Choice Week, beginning January 21st, and screened again during Catholic Schools Week, which begins on January 28th.
The film will be shown on at:
- Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River at 5:30pm on February 1st
Learn more about the film here, and view trailers below.
“Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams” profiles four American families, two of which are from Massachusetts. Their pursuit of educational opportunity is impeded by so-called Blaine Amendments, which prohibit state money from supporting religiously affiliated schools. There are 38 states with constitutions that contain Blaine Amendments.
The screening events will feature Raymond Flynn, former Ambassador to the Holy See and former Mayor of Boston, as well as Catholic school leaders and education policy experts.
The events are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Screenings will be held at:
- January 30: Marian High School is located at 273 Union Ave., in Framingham.
- February 1: Bishop Connolly High School is located at 373 Elsbree Street in Fall River.