Living on a Prayer

“St. Isidore would be free for students in kindergarten-12th grade and funded like any other public charter school in Oklahoma. It aims to open for the 2024-2025 school year and serve around 400–500 students. Proponents say it would give rural Catholic families who live far from brick-and-mortar schools the ability to access Catholic education.” Why would we focus on an application from a virtual school submitted to an Oklahoma virtual charter school board when the school hasn’t even opened and when it does, it will only serve a few hundred students? Because St. Isidore of Seville Virtual Catholic Charter School just became the nations’s first publicly-funded religious school, and that will lead to legal challenges which will almost certainly end up in a Supreme Court which has been intelligently designed for decades and is currently controlled by six conservative justices, all of whom are Catholic and who were systematically brought together to address cases exactly like this. If you’re a proponent of the separation of the church and state, now would be a good time to start praying.

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