CTF conference pushes govt edctn monopoly. #oecta too! #catholicteachers
VATICAN: whenever the State lays claim to an educational monopoly, it oversteps its rights and offends justice…
Meanwhile, Canadian teachers have this forum:
The Catholic church SUPPORTS school choice, private schools, etc etc!!
In 1987, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith articulately communicated that “whenever the State lays claim to an educational monopoly, it oversteps its rights and offends justice… The State cannot without injustice merely tolerate so-called private schools. Such schools render a public service and therefore have a right to financial assistance.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Parents have the right to choose a school for them which corresponds to their own personal convictions. This right is fundamental,” and “public authorities have the duty of guaranteeing this parental right and ensuring concrete conditions for its exercise” (CCC #2229). Additionally, the Code of Canon Laws emphasizes, “The Christian faithful have the right to a Christian education by which they are to be instructed properly to strive for the maturity of the human person and at the same time to know and live the mystery of salvation” (No. 217).