The Parents’ Rebellion, by Robert Royal

Saint of the Day for October 4: St. Francis of Assisi (Sept. 26, 1182 – Oct. 3, 1226)
October 4, 2021
Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Go and Do Likewise
October 4, 2021

*Image: In the USSR There Are Many New Schools, In the USA Schools Are Getting Closed All the Time, c. 1950-59 [Soviet propaganda poster. Obviously.]

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing, Oct. 4, 2021

Dr. Robert Royal is editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C., and currently serves as the St. John Henry Newman Visiting Chair in Catholic Studies at Thomas More College. …

 

Robert RoyalTerry McAuliffe, the once and (possibly) future governor of Virginia, said something during a campaign debate last week that surprised many of us who thought we couldn’t be surprised anymore by American politics: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Now, in America, States and specific locales run schools. The Constitution gives the Federal government no authority over education (despite Jimmy Carter’s creation of a Department of Education, which spends almost a quarter trillion dollars annually). …