Who Will Save America’s Catholic Schools?
A threatened legacy
“It’s almost fashionable these days for politicians to acknowledge Catholic schools’ history of lifesaving work with poor children. But inner-city schools are now on the brink,” writes Stern. “For 150 years, America’s Catholic schools have helped turn millions of disadvantaged children into responsible, productive citizens, thereby contributing mightily to the public good. Now that serious obstacles are slowing them, will the public – either philanthropists or government – help them stay in the race?”