American schoolchildren ought to have access to a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment — yet too many children are consigned by geography to public schools that are anything but safe and nurturing.

That’s where Catholic schools come in.

It’s at these schools that many underprivileged and minority children get a great start in life, and their parents the satisfaction of knowing they are in the best of hands. Yet a group of attorneys and activists wants the state to prevent Catholic schools from creating this environment.

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