This is my silly quote of the year about Superintendent Dan Lere’s reason for resisting a Montessori charter school. According to the Pueblo Chieftan, he is rejecting the Montessori school because of the
“Montessori curriculum and the perception that the school would be connected with a new-age religious organization.”
You can read more at the Pueblo Chieftan.
I didn’t know that the public schools were concerned about religion! Pueblo has a large Catholic community. With this in mind, it is important to note that Maria Montessori was a devout Catholic. Her educational approach, method, and apparatus is used by many different religious groups and non-religious groups. Foremost, Montessori is a way to positively educate children.