Public School For Reconsider Publicly Funding Catholic Schools

1960 Words May 17th, 2016 8 Pages
Gabriella DeFina
Mr. McGilly
ENG 3U1
Friday, May 13, 2016

Time to Reconsider Publicly Funding Catholic Schools

In Toronto alone there are about 800 schools of all grade levels. Within these 800, approximately 200 of them are catholic, thereby meaning about 25% of schools in Toronto are catholic. This poses the question: Why Catholics? Why does the government choose this religion to publically fund as an individual board? It could relate to back in the 1600s when the world was pretty much an Oligarchy of Theocracy. However, it is now the 21st century and the world does not work like that anymore. Although prevalent, Catholicism is not what it used to be. Nowadays, it is more a personal choice rather than the societal norm. In Catholic schools, a lot of the educational focus revolves around Catholicism. Having constant beliefs being thrown at students is unnecessary and too personal to be discussed forcefully. Especially at the high school level, students are mature enough to select their own theological choices. I am a student at a catholic school and practising catholic and I support the removal of catholic schools. Catholic schools have become a redundant form of education segregating from other religions providing nothing beneficial to the learning of students.

Out of all the religions in Canada, why were Catholics selected as the superior religion that can have their own schools? This question can be rooted back even further to why was it necessary to have…
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