Catholic education

Catholic education

June See

Congratulations to Eamonn Keane for his excellent article, 'Rediscovering the real history of Australian Catholic education' (September AD2000).

Many poor Catholic people who came to Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries, at great expense to themselves, sent their children to Catholic schools for a sound education and for the 'faith of their fathers'.

Their children were given a solid education in the four 'Rs' and inspired in their faith by the example of the nuns and brothers.

I do not agree at all with Dr Graham English's assessment of Catholic education, past and present.

Randwick, NSW

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