Re: Catholic Schools in the U.S.A.?
Louisiana has no discernable public school system.* Actually, they have one but it does a poor job of providing an education.* They compliment this with no meaningful taxes to fund public schools.* So, typical parents with a normal income flow pay for their children to go to a private school.* The Catholic school system is very strong and gets a lot of students.* They also greatly reduce tuition to parishioners (that donate enough tax deductible dollars directly to the parish).* Other religious denominations also participate to the best of their ability.
Their original laws and many of their social systems are based on the French legal code in place when first settled (by Europeans) with an influx of deported French Canadians in the 1700's.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane -- Marcus Aurelius