Pennsylvania bishops: school choice a ‘defining social justice issue’
Catholic World News - October 13, 2011
Following a statement in which the bishops of Pennsylvania called school choice “a defining social justice issue of our society,” the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has lent its support to Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to introduce school vouchers and expand the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).
“Families are often prevented from accessing the educational options that would be best for them because of economic or social barriers,” the bishops said in their statement. “School choice legislation that includes vouchers and an increase to EITC reinforces that parents--not the state--are the primary educators of their children.”
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