A threatened legacy
“Inner-city Catholic schools around the country should take a lesson from Washington, D.C., and do much more to reform old habits,” writes Stern. “Ultimately, however, the Catholic community alone may not be able to solve its schools’ problems. The consortium schools, it’s important to note, received a substantial financial boost in 2004, when Congress passed a limited school-voucher bill for the District of Columbia. The bill allowed 400 poor students from failing D.C. public schools to transfer into the consortium schools, with vouchers paying full tuition."