Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing

Posted by Dolomiti on 2017/4/6 12:43:42
OK, I know this may shock some people, but:

Yvonne is mostly correct.

Charter (and magnet) schools have made a dent in private school attendance. Including Catholic schools.

However, that's not the biggest issue. The biggest problem is that tuition has escalated substantially over the years, rising much faster than inflation.

Catholic schools also face escalating competition from well-funded private schools, and demographic changes that result in fewer Catholic kids in urban areas.

That said, I concur with the view that this should not in any way, shape or form be a consideration in developing better public schools. No elected official should be dissuaded from setting up good public schools because it might reduce Catholic school attendance. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

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