Spotlight: Lessons in liberty

By Patrick McIlheran, Badger Institute

Jaime Aguilar Morales is an eighth-grader at a Green Bay school that he likes very much, thanks to his own initiative and America’s founding fathers.

Through fifth grade, he attended a public school. “But then I was like, ‘Hmm, why don’t I go to a private school and learn more about God?’” he said.

His mother, who grew up in Mexico and whom he describes as “very Catholic,” taught him the basics. But, he said, he learned those prayers in Spanish, the language of his home and not of the country he was growing up in. “So,” he reasoned, “like, if I go here, maybe they’ll teach me how to do it in English and maybe I’ll learn more about God and Jesus.”

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