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Public charter schools sign ‘morality clause’ with Catholic church

A network of Memphis charter schools is facing questions and a potential lawsuit over an agreement with the Catholic Dioceses of Memphis.

Compass Community Schools is leasing six campuses from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis for just $1.

But the leases contain a “morality clause” which says the schools cannot “directly advocate, promote, teach or support a position considered gravely immoral by the Roman Catholic Church at the premises as determined by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.”

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