The Crucifix, the Flag, and a Blackboard studies the development of our Catholic educational heritage, reexamines the legacy we have been given, and reminds all of the privilege of the work that we carry out. Its purpose is to trace the historical significance of Catholic education, to record the knowledge that it passes on, and, in particular, to honor all the men and women who made so many contributions to the formation of Catholic youth in America over the course of four centuries.
“On a more personal note, this book is a consideration of how the efforts of my own teachers, professors, and colleagues affect me both as an individual and as a professional. I hope to share this with both practicing and future teachers so that they will have a better understanding of the importance of the work that they do.”
~ from the author’s Preface