Category Archive for: education

Study: Catholic School Correlates With Students’ Self-control

Catholic elementary school students, regardless of race, sex, or socioeconomic status, have more self-control and self-discipline than their peers enrolled in either public schools or non-Catholic private schools, a recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found. The study examined two surveys of the behavior of thousands of elementary school students enrolled in public,…Read More

Poll: Oklahoma Voters Support Education Choice

According to a new statewide survey of 502 likely Oklahoma voters commissioned by OCPA and conducted by Cor Strategies (margin of error: plus/minus 4.37 percent), Oklahomans support the idea of letting tax dollars follow the child to the school of their parents’ choice. Any poll, of course, is only a snapshot of public opinion at the…Read More

NM Supreme Court Considers Textbook Funding for Private Schools

A 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision has given new life to New Mexico backers of state funding for private school textbooks, as their case returns to the state Supreme Court. “Ending the textbook lending program will disproportionately hurt low-income and minority children, at a time when they need access to a quality education more than…Read More

Private Scholarship Bills Fail By Razor Thin Margins

Oklahoma’s Opportunity Scholarship Fund was dealt a disappointing defeat this week in both chambers of the state legislature. House Bill 3537 and Senate Bill 1384 proposed to raise the cap on private donations to the fund that qualify for state tax credits from the current $5 million limit. Both measures would also have added an…Read More

School choice advocates look for another year of expansion

Unable to gain large-scale advances in the Oklahoma Legislature over the last few years, school choice advocates have instead focused on small gains that have slowly expanded the state’s voucher program to specific student groups. Launched in 2010, the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program offered state funding for children with special needs to attend private…Read More

Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week: Jan 28 – Feb 3

National Catholic Schools Week 2018 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. As Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, chairman of the U. S. Conference…Read More