E-mailing a bishop **is** contacting him.
By the way, I am **not** Catholic! The purpose of these boards is for the spread of new ideas. Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.
Well..., I happen to think that Catholics in Wichita are pretty darn SMART! By posting on these boards perhaps Catholics ( which I am not) will pick up on a good idea and start talking to their bishops.
Certainly it would be far more effective for Catholics to be contacting their bishops than it would be me ( who is **not** Catholic). However...I will send an e-mail and do all that I can to see that other Catholics know about the success of Catholic schools in Wichita.
As for me teaching in a Catholic school, that would be hypocritical. I could not in good faith teach some of their beliefs. It would be lying to the students. Although I respect them, I don't believe them.
As for teaching, I believe **you** are being very **judgmental** of me!
*I have **taught** 3 children from infancy through high school. Even when they were in college, I spent one year after work **teaching** my daughter biology major's biology. We read every word of a college level text aloud together, ( after my full day of work) and my husband reviewed with her **all** of her class lecture notes. I call that heavy duty **teaching**!
*My husband and I assist our children in some homeschooling expenses, and we have been very generous with our time as well. My oldest grand daughter can sew because I spent many, many hours at her side **teaching** her. All the grandchildren ( who are old enough) can sketch and paint because I **taught** them. ( We have 9 grandchildren and another due in 3 weeks.)
*My husband is **very** active in our church's scouting program, and for more than 25 years I have been active with the girls program, teen program, and scripture program for the youth. ( I call that **teaching**.)
*I have parents who are 95 years old right now to worry about, but when they pass on my husband and I fully plan to do several 1 to 2 year missions for our church.
*On our missions we will very likely be called to **teach** our professional skills to the young people here in the states or abroad, or we will be **teaching** English to people ( children and adults). We will also be **teaching** the gospel to people in desperate need of salvation.
* I have also worked in my profession ( taking time off to raise children) for 25 years! In these years I have improved the health and welfare of hundreds of children and youth! A large part of my time as a health professional is **teaching**!
How much can one person do in one lifetime? Tell me?
As for government schools, I absolutely will **not** teach in them. The concept was corrupt from the beginning. Also, I will not give CPR to a dead horse.
YOU, need to contact him in person, just like we did down here, and tell us if you get a different response.
You don't have to be Catholic to teach Math, Science, Social Studies, etc.... in a Catholic school, so your answer is a cop out.
As far as me being judgmental of you, that is all that YOU have been of every educational professional, every public school, and every member of the Teachers union. Might want to get that log out of your own eye, before you think about the splinter in mine.
You need to get your story straight about the number of children you have home schooled, sometimes it three some times it four.
The Horse is no where near dead, No matter what you think, but if good people keep walking away then liberals like you will win.