In the coming weeks and months the MCC will focus especially on passing the Children’s Education Initiative (CEI), a proposed state constitutional amendment designed to improve K-12 schooling opportunities for all children no matter where they attend school. In addition to providing assistance to public schools, CEI will offer up to $72 million annually in scholarships to families who wish to send their children to nonpublic schools, including Catholic schools. Why so much emphasis on this particular issue.
If you stop to think about it, Catholic education represents the roots of our faith and Christian values. Talk to a prolife advocate or someone involved in social justice ministry and invariably they will tell you a story about a Catholic teacher, a PSR instructor or some other youth leader who inspired them to the advocacy work they are doing today. The lesson is one must water the roots to keep the tree growing. That’s what the MCC is doing in supporting CEI.
Posted: October 24, 2013