The lesser of two evils?

I was walking past St. Mary’s Academy on my way to catch the bus today
when I noticed a girl in one of the classes was wearing a Hijab.

What an odd mind-space a Muslim parent must occupy when selecting a
place to educate their daughters. On the one hand, Mary’s–a Catholic,
all-girls’ school. On the other hand, an assortment of private, public
and charter schools of varying quality and location.

What possible reason would there be to send your offspring into the
clutches of a competing ideology? Religious classes and the attendence
of religious services is almost certainly manditory while I can’t
imagine allowances for Muslim prayer and holy day obligations are made
by the Catholic administration of the school.

I can think of only three reasons: location, quality of education and
the fact that it is the only all-girls school in Portland. Only the
last even seems remotely likely.

Who to trust, teenage boys or the Catholics?

Decisions, decisions.


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One Response to The lesser of two evils?

  1. Lol says:

    I wouldn’t be too surprised if the school was ok about prayers- etc. Plenty of British schools make such allowances, i don’t see why a n American school wouldn’t.