Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Expresses support for the goals of Catholic Schools Week, an event cosponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and established... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

RESOLUTION

Supporting the contributions of Catholic schools.

Whereas Catholic schools in the United States are internationally acclaimed for their academic excellence, and provide students with more than an exceptional scholastic education; Whereas Catholic schools instill a broad, values-added education emphasizing the lifelong development of moral, intellectual, physical, and social values in young people in the United States; Whereas Catholic schools provide a high level of service to the Nation by providing a diverse student population from all regions of the country and all socio-economic backgrounds, with more than 30 percent of students from minority backgrounds and nearly 15.4 percent non-Catholic, a strong academic and moral foundation; Whereas Catholic schools are an affordable option for parents, particularly in underserved urban areas; Whereas Catholic schools produce students strongly dedicated to their faith, values, families, and communities by providing an intellectually stimulating environment rich in spiritual, character, and moral development; Whereas Catholic schools are committed to community service, producing graduates who hold ``helping others'' as one of their core values; Whereas the total Catholic school student enrollment for the 2011-2012 academic year was over 2,000,000 and the student-teacher ratio was 13.1 to 1; Whereas the Catholic high school graduation rate is 99 percent, with nearly 85 percent of graduates attending 4-year colleges; Whereas in the 1972 pastoral message concerning Catholic education, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops stated, ``Education is one of the most important ways by which the Church fulfills its commitment to the dignity of the person and building of community....

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I oppose H.Res. 46: Supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. What about home schools?

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CA
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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 46: Supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. because...give this kind of support to public schools!

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solodm
NY-23
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 46: Supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. because it is a clear violation of church-state separation.

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oscarfeliciano
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2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Expresses support for the goals of Catholic Schools Week, an event cosponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and established to recognize the vital contributions of the thousands of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in this country. Applauds the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on their selection of a theme that all can celebrate.

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