4 reasons Catholic education needs help from Gods followers in 2016

1. Hiring Policies
Catholic colleges who have attempted to uphold their religious freedoms by refusing to hire staff related to same-sex unions have been bombarded by discrimination cases. 
 
Sadly, there is little to be done as the Church continues to fight while the secular world commits itself to the preferential treatment of same-sex couples over religious freedoms.
 
Though times seem dire, it is important to remember that God is present and the attempts to phase out the teachings of the Catholic Church cannot stand against Him or his wave of protection over his followers.
 
 
 
2. Common Core
Two new reports in 2015 announced Common Core would change aptitude tests, such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The argument here is that Catholic schools maintain non-negotiable standards of Catholic identity and should emphasize liberal arts.
Debates concerning the implementation of Common Core standards and their effect on Catholic education did not come to a certain conclusion in 2015 and are expected to serve as a potential hindrance in 2016.
 
 
 
3. Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendments
Blaine Amendments are constitutional provisions existing in 38 of 50 state constitutions in the United States that forbid direct government aid to educational schools with religious affiliations. They were originally created to prohibit aid primarily to Catholic schools.
In a regrettable turn of events, in 2015 a Colorado Supreme Court ruling used Blaine Amendment wording in the state constitution to block scholarships for people who wanted to attend religious schools, including scholarships to private Catholic institutions.
In 2016, 46 percent of voters chose to repeal Floridas Blaine Amendment but, unfortunately, a sixty percent margin was required. The good news here is that people are taking a stand to fight the Blaine Amendment in their state and, with Gods help, can one day succeed.
 
 
 
4. Core Curriculum
Many critics of Catholic schools comment on the attempt to stay on par with secular schools when it comes to standards of excellence while keeping both feet firmly planted in Catholic beliefs.
One of the major criticisms is the lack of theology courses available at Catholic institutions. Despite criticisms, the University of Notre Dame recently insisted its two required theology courses remain critical to its Catholic identity.
There remain several other reasons Catholic education institutions remain under fire, and though they are quickly moving further from the Catholic identity, there remains hope.
 

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