https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/WordPress-Blog-Post-Featured-Image-3-1.png 512 1024 Tom Birmingham https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Tom Birmingham2021-02-02 02:55:052021-11-23 10:45:15Tax credit scholarship program would give Catholic schools fighting chance
I am among the countless individuals whose lives have been shaped by Catholic education; in my case, it was attending high school at Austin Prep. Despite a stellar record, Catholic schools are facing a grim financial picture. But a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision gives new hope to the schools and to the many Massachusetts families with children who would benefit from attending them.
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Six years ago, I met with Erica Smith of the Institute for Justice in a Montana coffee shop, where I agreed to be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit about the use of funds from a state education tax credit program for children attending religious schools. This past June, in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Montana’s highest court and ruled that if parents use funds from the program to access private education, religious school options cannot be excluded.
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Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Espinoza ruling, many more students can reap the benefits of school choice
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This op-ed originally appeared in The Boston Pilot. By Tom…
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Enrollment in Archdiocese of Boston schools has increased by about 4,000 students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Combine that with a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court case that makes it easier to support the schools and it adds up to a well-deserved glimmer of hope for Catholic schools that have fallen on hard times despite their outstanding performance.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/DCop-ed.png 433 1012 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2019-07-19 07:42:592021-11-23 11:08:56The Supreme Court Is Set To Decide Whether Religious Kids Are Allowed A Good Education
Thanks to Kendra Espinoza, a determined Montana mom, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up and hopefully strike down the infamous legacy of state Know-Nothing and Blaine amendments. From Massachusetts to Michigan and across the nation, this case has the potential to overturn a century and a half of state constitutional discrimination against religious families and their quest for the most suitable and effective education for their children.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/CristoRey.jpg 154 680 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2017-12-14 15:55:152019-08-20 14:46:38Op-ed: A Novel Solution To An Old Problem
By Tom Birmingham | The Boston Pilot | December 15, 2017 We…
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Read this op-ed in The New Bedford Standard Times, The Lowell…
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The Archdiocese of Boston recently announced that after operating…
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Given our desire to do as much as we can, especially to help poor urban kids participate fully in the American Dream, we need to provide them with access to school choice options: charter schools; vocational-technical schools; private and parochial schools; and METCO. Choice is what the privileged have for their children. Why shouldn't everyone have access to high quality academic options?
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We should expel the Know-Nothings’ anti-Irish-Catholic amendment from the Massachusetts constitution, and remove bigoted Governor Gardner’s portrait from a position of prominence in our Statehouse.