We hope you’ll join Pioneer Institute next week during Catholic Schools week for a screening of “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams,” a new documentary about our education system.
“Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams” profiles four American families, two of which are from Massachusetts. Their pursuit of educational opportunity is impeded by so-called Blaine Amendments, which prohibit state money from supporting families sending their children to religiously affiliated schools. There are 38 states with constitutions that contain Blaine Amendments.
The screening events will include remarks by Raymond Flynn, former Ambassador to the Holy See and former Mayor of Boston. A longtime champion of the poor, Ambassador Flynn is a leading lay Catholic voice in the United States, a best-selling author of The Accidental Pope and John Paul II: A Personal Portrait of the Pope and the Man, as well as a frequent newspaper columnist, national TV analyst, and national talk show host. Flynn graduated from Providence College as a Dean’s List All-American-Academic. He earned a Master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
“Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams: Ending America’s Bigoted Education Laws”
Boston College High School in Boston, MA on Monday, January 29th at 6:30pm
Marian High School in Framingham, MA on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:30pm
Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA on Thursday, February 1st at 5:30pm