Editorial - Sentinel & Enterprise

Editorial - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 10 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Feb 11, 2010, titled Editorial - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

It's no small achievement that Catholic schools throughout North Central Massachusetts are holding their own in terms of enrollment in the middle of a recession.

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Hmm

Salem, MA

#1 Feb 11, 2010
By using the same argument...you should be given a voucher for police services if you want to hire private security guards..or should be given a voucher if you have a septic tank..after all you are not using town sewer. Vouchers would only further the inequities that already exist in education funding.
pumpkin

Jamaica Plain, MA

#2 Feb 11, 2010
What a silly editorial!!! Public schools offer education to all regardless of financial, intellectual or social position. To suggest that people who opt for private education should be allowed to not support public schools is elitest, and discriminatory.... and as a survivor of St. Bernards, I opted for public school education for all my children. Personally, given the doctrine of the catholic church, I question what kind of credible moral background is delivered.
Blueboy

Newton Upper Falls, MA

#3 Feb 11, 2010
pumpkin wrote:
What a silly editorial!!! Public schools offer education to all regardless of financial, intellectual or social position. To suggest that people who opt for private education should be allowed to not support public schools is elitest, and discriminatory.... and as a survivor of St. Bernards, I opted for public school education for all my children. Personally, given the doctrine of the catholic church, I question what kind of credible moral background is delivered.

I couldn't have said it better. There's nothing wrong with our schools that a little bit of dicipline at home wouldn't help. OUR SCHOOLS ARE NOT DAY CARE CENTERS.
pro choice for schools

Clinton, MA

#4 Feb 12, 2010
Who would possibly be against allowing parents more choice in providing education for their children? Public schools are a monopoly run by the state and by powerful unions for their own member's benefit.

The point of the article is everyone still gets an education paid for by taxes only that you would be adding a CHOICE of schools.

It's a testament to how bad the public schools really are if those entrenched in the current system are afraid that students/parents would flee them if people had a FREE choice in this state.
pumpkin

Jamaica Plain, MA

#5 Feb 12, 2010
pro choice for schools wrote:
Who would possibly be against allowing parents more choice in providing education for their children? Public schools are a monopoly run by the state and by powerful unions for their own member's benefit.
The point of the article is everyone still gets an education paid for by taxes only that you would be adding a CHOICE of schools.
It's a testament to how bad the public schools really are if those entrenched in the current system are afraid that students/parents would flee them if people had a FREE choice in this state.
Evidently you are unable to read and understand the editorial. Of course everyone should be allowed to choose, but if one chooses to not attend public schools, there should not be financial remuneration. AHHHHHHHHHH you must be the product of a Catholic school!
Sentinel editorials

Clinton, MA

#6 Feb 12, 2010
From what I can see, the Sentinel editorials are a joke. They print news stories, almost word for word, then throw in a sentence at the bottom that they support, reject, etc. the article that we have already read. C'mon guys, lets put some thought into what your writing.
Hmm

Salem, MA

#7 Feb 12, 2010
pro choice for schools wrote:
Who would possibly be against allowing parents more choice in providing education for their children? Public schools are a monopoly run by the state and by powerful unions for their own member's benefit.
The point of the article is everyone still gets an education paid for by taxes only that you would be adding a CHOICE of schools.
It's a testament to how bad the public schools really are if those entrenched in the current system are afraid that students/parents would flee them if people had a FREE choice in this state.
There is choice...school choice allows for parents to apply to any public school district they wish regardless of where they live. But if you want to use a PRIVATE service, then you, not the state, need to PAY for it.
ashby

Jamaica Plain, MA

#8 Feb 12, 2010
Just what would the Catholic schools do if it were mandated that they would have to accept a percentage of special needs students and follow IEPs. And what would Catholic schools do if they couldn't refuse education to a student based on poor academic records or discipline problems. And in biology classes, do Catholic schools teach creationism or evolution? And how do Catholic schools explain the celebacy of Catholic priests in some countries, and yet the allowance of priests to marry in countries like Zimbabwe. And what examples do Catholic schools use when explaining the meaning of HYPOCRISY in the English classes?
Hmm

Prides Crossing, MA

#9 Feb 13, 2010
ashby wrote:
Just what would the Catholic schools do if it were mandated that they would have to accept a percentage of special needs students and follow IEPs. And what would Catholic schools do if they couldn't refuse education to a student based on poor academic records or discipline problems. And in biology classes, do Catholic schools teach creationism or evolution? And how do Catholic schools explain the celebacy of Catholic priests in some countries, and yet the allowance of priests to marry in countries like Zimbabwe. And what examples do Catholic schools use when explaining the meaning of HYPOCRISY in the English classes?
AMEN
Unbelievable

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Feb 14, 2010
Discipline? Catholic schools need to get up to speed, it's 2010. Schools are supposed to educate the students, not discipline them because their skirt isn't exactly the right length! Do the nuns still whack kids knuckles with rulers? Do they still put children in closets for punishment? Now they want to take the funds away from the city? Greed, tyring to make up for their losses after their was a mass exodis from the church.

Psst..Father.....no one likes a diddler priest! We will never forget.

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