Thursday, January 19, 2012
C'MON, PEOPLE, LET'S DOOOOOO THISSSSSS!!!!!
Look at the convergence of these three things:
1. The Catholic archdiocese can't afford to keep subsidizing tuition for so many needy kids in inner-city Omaha and has announced a process which will probably result in closing six schools. That will dump hundreds of kids into the Omaha Public Schools system which is already overloaded and ineffective.
2. Nebraskans for School Choice and others are pushing hard this legislative session for L.B. 50, which would give state tax credits to qualifying businesses and individuals for donating money to tuition assistance funds -- a much-needed income stream for private schools here.
3. We have all these nice, big, fairly wealthy churches in west Omaha, and many of them are doing a ton of mission work . . . but how about joining forces to open a really great Christian preschool and grade school in North Omaha? Charity begins at home! Plus, there are beaucoup excellent retired teachers in every congregation who could work part-time or even volunteer in this group effort, and show how great the results can be from Christian education. The churches could provide start-up funding and then ongoing tuition assistance could be had if L.B. 50 were passed.
People? LET'S DOOOOOO THISSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :>)
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