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posted: 2/13/2014 5:00 AM

Catholic schools need help from the states

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All over the country the Catholic Church is closing schools -- except in Kansas. There, they took the opposite tack. They accept all students even if they cannot pay. The schools are full; the parishioners are giving a little higher percentage than those in the rich states. In some parishes the empty seats are filled at the cost of the child in that one seat ($300+). The Knights of Columbus or other donors cover the cost.

Why should only rich parishes get Catholic schools? All the schools should be put in the same system; if one closes they all close. The governors of these states should be given an ultimatum, that all the Catholic schools close, unless some aid or vouchers are forthcoming.

Ed Smetana

Arlington Heights

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