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Well Davis Guggenheim pointed out the declining state of public education in this documentary waiting for Superman.
He also suggested charter schools may hold the answer but our next guest says that Superman.
Making Catholic because parochial schools have been successful for years.
New York archbishop sister Hillary Clinton -- good morning to you.
Hi -- thanks for having me on its good to be with you -- a fascinating way to look at this discussion Superman is Catholic line.
-- that I never pass -- it's against -- to talk and to a trumpet our Catholic schools they are a gift.
And I love and I think the nation should love them and I was captivated by this this movie that was getting all this international acclaim waiting for Superman.
And I kept saying to myself.
Wait a minute I think Superman might be right around the Carter writing your neighborhoods namely -- parochial schools are Catholic schools at least Clark -- team might be -- but I think he's Superman no it's not just me I obviously have a a high interest in Catholic schools.
Catholic school serve all of cultural society we don't educate kids because you're Catholic which came -- as we.
You -- great service that that we want to provide everybody we're thrilled to do it.
-- -- -- Gretchen you know Diane Ravitch is recognized as one of the greatest scholars and education the United States in her recent book cheat sheet here.
Hints that -- religion has something to do with it.
She said the government schools for all -- try and with all the monumental problems don't seem to be don't seem to be -- -- it.
Successor but still some questions as the statistics statistics -- and then.
Diane Ravitch as it seems that that the only schools that are really work and are the religious schools the Catholic school.
Just because you have the stats to back you do.
And last June 99%.
Of your high school seniors and parochial schools graduate went into college in week when we have a child interested kindergarten.
The chances are 99% that he -- -- is gonna graduate from high school that's that's downright awesome.
It is awesome but you also are getting kids from the same pool of kids that are going.
To New York public's -- right and yet -- at the end results are so different you know I know you say religion could be part of that also a common ability.
Accountability parental rights Catholic schools are about one of the -- you talk about neighborhood based parental based local based you talk about principal subsidiary.
I mean this is part of our school success and grit.
That the people on the ground run them they're not run by some state or federal bureaucracy they're about as local as you can get and the accountability is there.
Namely our parents can choose are not choose to -- kids they're so darn it we got to produce because if we don't next year they're gonna -- Where else that's accountability.
I wanna ask you about the election last week because you are the new president all of the US conference of Catholic bishop thank you you know official -- it's -- still to go through body scan.
I -- here.
See because I think you're considered a moderate conservative wash amongst bishops and then your main opponent was considered more of a liberal on social justice.
So what -- saying.
But you becoming the present.
-- -- be better off -- asking my brother bishops who voted for me I don't know why they would have I didn't vote for much support for myself these are the kind of things you run from not far when -- As far as we bishops are concerned no you got to remember Gretchen and sometimes people looking in at the church from the outside we bishops agree on all this schedules.
This should KK innocent -- we're not different at all we hold the same essentials the same substance.
Some kind -- style sometimes emphasis sometimes issues that you might acts that might be different.
So -- sometimes one bishop might be perceived as it is you just thoughtfully mention Gretchen.
It is perhaps having more than in the -- -- might call the social justice issues.
While -- -- bishop -- be known as having an emphasis and maybe the more internal.
Issues of of Catholic pastoral life and but but all of us bishops agree in the essentials.
And it's just a difference a style never substance interesting.
A Thanksgiving I know a lot of what you do I'm thankful that my mom is here she's she's going to be with me I'm thankful that she's going to be make in the dressing in the -- and pride.
I'm here on the I'm thankful for Thanksgiving it's -- time of the year when people are open to the law art and and we don't think about ourselves we're grateful to god.
We're conscious that somebody some call him or her whatever you want.
Somebody beyond us is in charge and we are immensely grateful than that it's not about us it's about.
God and everybody else.
I'm grateful because this is the time -- the people just sort of spontaneously open up and sharing and charity in and works at peace and justice.
I'm grateful because in this.
Great country of ours with such beautiful religious diversity we can come together tomorrow in prayer -- Thanksgiving for the country that we cherish.
That's I love it -- What a wonderful -- -- happy Thanksgiving -- you -- everybody -- didn't he was welcome and thank you so much for being our guest -- -- early riser.
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