Appalled but not surprised by archdiocese

March 21, 2011

I am a teacher at Baltimore International Academy, and in response to the March 17 article "Charters emerge as threats to Catholic schools, I'm appalled by the decision of the archdiocese but sadly not surprised. According to the Catholic model, quality education is provided only if tuition is attached. This decision creates educational inequity. Only those families who can afford to pay are entitled to facilities where there is room to grow and innovative education for their children.

In these difficult economic times, it is no longer about what is best for the community and serving the educational needs of all students but about how to best fill the coffers of the church. It is prudent to remind the Archbishop of Baltimore of the saying, "What would Jesus do?" Isn't that who he is supposed to represent? Oh wait, maybe not, Jesus could not have afforded the tuition.

Susan Moore, Baltimore

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