Issues in Education traces the development of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, and the various types of lessons and curriculums that were given emphasis over the past 150 years. Author Georgia Kimmey outlines the economic factors that guided the growth of the Houston Metropolitan area (the hurricane that wiped out Galveston Island, the building of the Houston Ship Channel, the discovery of oil in Texas), and the impact of these events on the building of schools and the creation of suburbs.
Georgia B. Kimmey has a M.A. in Pastoral Studies and is a Social Worker Supervisor, Covenant House, Texas.
Chapter 1 List of Maps and Photographs Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 A Colorful Past: On the Texas Frontier; Adapting to the 20th Century; The Boom Town of Houston, Texas; Growth in a New Direction; Photo Section Chapter 6 The Challenges of a New Millennium: Facing Multi-Cultural Needs; Parish Programs: CCE and Youth Ministry; The Problem of Money; Exploring School Voucher Options; A Bright Future; Endnotes; Index