Religion should be in school curriculum
RE: School boards
When I read ‘No public money for teaching religion’ (July 22), I had to read July 13’s ‘It’s time for one school system’ to find what basis the writer could have for saying there should be no separate school system. The July 13 article stated: “There is a Catholic school in Grimsby that draws from all three towns. There are enough secondary students in each town to have a viable secondary school in each town if there were no separate school system or if the separate system were willing to share facilities.”
It is interesting that the Catholic school draws students from all three towns. As a Catholic myself, as well as many others, we choose to direct our portion of education taxes to support the Catholic system. Students who attend Catholic schools, Catholic and non-Catholic, do so by choice. So now, your solution is to take away our right to support the Catholic system that works? How does that make sense?
Can the public schools answer questions such as who are we, why do we exist, what is our essential nature, etc.? Students, today, will ask those questions. Those answers are found in our Catholic religious education. Education without our religious teaching will simply not be enough. Karen Mulrooney, Burlington