Compiled by Bill O'Neill
Question: Cardinal Egan is asking the state to grant Catholic school families a $1,000 tax break, supported by the governor, to prove that they can do a better job than public schools. Do you think public tax money should help pay for private and parochial school education just to prove a point?
|"They should have a tax break. Catholic schools charge for everything. And the reason Catholic schools are better is because of smaller class size and everybody is treated equally."
-Marcella Pitt-Collins, Canarsie"I don't think they should give Catholic school families a tax break. What sense does that make? Their job is to educate people - not create a foolish competition."
-Markingson Salvant, Canarsie"They should give Catholic school families a tax break, because it's better education for the kids than public schools. They should try to prove that point, because education is important. My son goes to public school. They don't help him."
-Barbara Smith, Canarsie"I don't think the public should have to pay for that. And even if they prove that Catholic schools do a better job, they still should not put that burden on the taxpayer."