The New York Education Department proposed regulations on private and religious schools are irking some in the faith community, such as Catholics, Muslims and Jews, due to fears of possible overreach, Fox News Digital has learned.
Michael Deegan, the superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York – which represents more than 67,000 students in New York State – told Fox News Digital that the archdiocese never had a problem with “equivalency,” which has been on the books for decades, until now. He added that his community values academics and that his motto is, “Our job is to get our children not into Harvard, but into heaven, by way of Harvard.”