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Author Archives: Rev. Brian O'Brien
With Bishop Kelley High School’s new principal Jim Franz now on the job, the question has come up, “What’s the difference between a president and a principal?” I addressed it in a previous blog post, but just found something better. … Continue reading
It’s a question that comes up every year: “Is school starting earlier this year?” The short answer, at least for Bishop Kelley High School, is “no.” Our first day of school in 2017 is August 15th. Here’s how that compares … Continue reading
A wise person once said, “The people who really know your character are waiters and clerks.” One of my favorite things to do every year is to make a presentation to our incoming freshman class on the subject of manners. … Continue reading
“It’s not a competition.” That was my first reaction to an article send to me by a friend with the news that the number of American children who are homeschooled now exceeds the number of children in parochial schools. The numbers … Continue reading
This morning’s New York Times website includes an opinion piece by author Katherine Stewart entitled “What the ‘Government Schools’ Critics Really Mean.” Stewart makes the case that those who are putting forward arguments in favor of school choice are doing so from … Continue reading
For all the news about the dysfunctional Oklahoma education system, a decision made a few years ago, I believe, will pay off in the long run. For the last several years, the State of Oklahoma has required a course in … Continue reading