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ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEPIT.MBER 1, 1991 PAGE 9 for Catholic schools "To serve as we would be served" t# c # . Washington (CNS) -- A recent public opin- ~a shows that 87 percent of those surveyed hiak are good for the country they provide a choice for parents, and, if cost were not a factor, 51 percent said they ~0ttld send their children to one. The 51 percent figure combined the 18 ~rcent who said riley would choose a paro- thial school and 33 percent who would choose la independent school. The National Association of Independent ~-hools, wlfich commissioned the poll, said the 1,000 independent schools it represents are distinct from other pri~-ate schools in that they not supported by tax or church monies and are independently governed 15" a board of trust- According to the Washington-based associa- %a, currently only 12 percent of all children l~e~d private schools. According to the poll, 45 percent of the ~_ ndents would choose public schools even COst were not a factor. Respondents said pub- Schools turn out "well-rounded" students and a better job than private schools in physical ~Ucation and sports programs. The poll also found that 52 percent of those I~lled believe private schools are "too elitist" lad 82 percent of Americans believe private leklools 'Would be too expensive for most fatal- like mine. The figure means that private schools qaave t~ Work harder to let people know about the M/ae of our schools, get more information out abut our ever-growing financial aid programs, lad let families new to our schools know about ~ition payment plans and other opfioias," said a'~SOcialion vice president John W. Sanders. Respondents were also asked whether edu- rational vouchers were a good or bad ide~. The ~%cher concept is based upon the theory of ~e government giving parents a voucher to pay ~ta" the school of their choice. According to the .1~11, 57 percent believe vouchers are a good Idea, while 38 percent said they were a bad idea lad five percent had no opinion. In 1983, a New York "r'rmes poll found that !ttly 44 percent-of the American public ap- PrOved of the educational vouchers. l~y ten to one those surveyed said private ~'he,01s were better at keeping class size small, giving students individual attention and main- taining discipline. Eighty percent of the respondents said they approved the teaching of values in public schools, which Sanders said include such "uni- versal values" as qaonesty, integrity, respect for other people, respect for differences, respect for hard work." State provides funding school nurses By Rayanne Damiano Trenton, NJ (CNS) - New Jersey's Catholics schools are slated to get nearly $1 million for schools nurses, thanks to a new law wlfich pro- vides state fimding of musing services for all schools in the state. The legislation will provide CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT k k ens 4.3 million students e N mta schods 23.9 million students junior and senior high schools 12 million students Sourm: Vatlcan's Cen~d Office I~ Church Statistics. 1989 figures 01991 CNS Graphic= an estimated $8.8 million for school nursing services this year to non-public school students in the state. George V. Corwetl, associate director for education at the New Jersey Catholic confer- ence, said the law will provide benefits to the entire community since all school-age children will be assured equal access to health services. The law specifies that non-public school stu- dents will have access to basic nursing services, including medical examinations and dental screenings, hearings tests, maintenance of health records and emergency health care. Sister of Charity M. Patrice Hughes, associ- ate superintendent of schools, said the Diocese of Trenton played a key role in the lobbying effort to get flmds for nursing services at Catho- Dr. Dan Hennessey Member of Christ the King Parish Announces the relocation of his pract'ce of Optometry to: Henry & Clifton Eye Clinic 9110 Kanis Road, Little Rock Evening and Saturday appointments are available. iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiilJii iiiii iiiiiiiiiiiii!!i!iiiiiii!iiiiii Two bedroom, brick home with carport, fenced yard, covered patio, near St. Mary's in North Little Rock. Phone 835-6672. [!ii!iiiiiiiiiii i! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil Remodeling - Additions - Decks - Siding Call 753-7698, GOINES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. [i!!!!!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii! i!!iMi i!!i!!!iii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill Buy Carolyn Sulser Vaughan's ( for children 4 - 7 ), $5.95 at Arkansas Art Center's Museum Shoppe, Baptist Book Store, Publisher's Books and Wordsworth Book Shop. 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"Once again, we see that there is a large Catholic population that is reticent to seek equal access to legitimate services," she said. The lob151ng effort vfill, however, "act as a benclunark as we proceed into the future," Hughes added. "lifts was a lesson in the way good government can work. This was the right way to use the political process." Roller Funeral Home H'way 5 N. & Walker Rd. Mountain Home, 425-2161 Roller-Drummond Funeral Home 901 Marshall Little Rock, 374-0251 Roller-Owens Funeral Home 5509 J.EK. Blvd. North Little Rock, 374-0312 Roller-Daniel Funeral Home 411 E. Race Street Seamy, 268-3546 Roller-McNutt Funeral Home 8th Avenue & Vine Conway, 327-7727 Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Highway 65 South Clinton, 745-2151 Roller-Citizens Funeral Home 201 Pine West Memphis, 735-1000 W. 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