My colleagues and I do our job well. Public, private, or parochial,
everyone who works in education is part of the same force. We are all
educating students, any students who come into our rooms. Our society
depends on educated masses, wherever that education takes place.
I ackowledge that Catholic schools cannot serve every student adequately.
Sometimes we try for years to convince parents that we are unable to provide
appropriate services for their special needs students. But as long as they
are in our school, we do what good teachers everywhere do: find a way to
teach them as well as we can.
I don't foresee vouchers making a big difference in the schools that
students attend. Private schools will survive without vouchers, and public
school would survive WITH them.