Bishops join California Federation of Teachers in co-sponsoring tax-relief bill for new teachers

The following is from the California Catholic Conference of Bishops: Ensuring well-prepared and exceptionally qualified educators is the single most crucial strategy for providing students with an equitable and excellent education. Yet, learning in California’s classrooms is in peril by a widening shortage of professional and qualified teachers. SB 1214 by Senator Anthony … [Read more...]

California bishops sponsor bill to give new teachers a tax break

AB 586 would give newly credentialed teachers either a $500 individual tax credit or a $2500 income tax deduction

One of the greatest gifts we can give our youth is the opportunity for a quality education. In turn, the most effective way to achieve this goal of offering a good education is to have qualified and prepared teachers in the educational work force committed to their profession. In California, however, there is a growing shortage of qualified teachers. This difference is often … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: educators must be “authentic witnesses” of Catholic faith

Papal message buttresses Cordileone’s efforts

On May 4, 2015 the Holy Father Francis sent a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, His Excellency Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko. The letter was an address to those meeting at the International Study Seminar on the topic: “Coaches: Educators of People” in Rome. The meeting was organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. While the Holy Father’s … [Read more...]

San Francisco protesters redefine Catholicism

Anti-Cordileone teachers’ position represents dissent, not doctrinal development

The following comes from a May 26 Crisis Magazine article by Nicholas Senz: The dispute between Catholic high school teachers and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone continues. Jim McGarry, an organizer of the group Concerned Parents and Students, has written an open letter addressed “to the administrators at the Catholic High Schools in the San Francisco Archdiocese” which was … [Read more...]

Poor Archbishop Cordileone

350 Catholic school teachers sign letter against morality clause

The following comes from a March 3 story on CBS (San Francisco Bay Area).   SAN FRANCISCO – More than 350 teachers in high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco signed a letter urging Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to drop proposed morality clauses from the teacher handbook. According to organizers, 80 percent of the faculty and … [Read more...]