Saturday, August 25, 2018

Irish State Funded Catholic Schools Can No Longer Admit With Religious Preferences

CNN today reports on the change in school admission policies in Ireland that take effect this school year.  Some 90% of state-funded primary schools in Ireland are Catholic.  In the past, they have given priority to children who have been baptized as Catholic.  This has led some parents to have their children baptized only so they can be admitted into a high quality school.  In July, the Irish parliament passed a law prohibiting this favoritism