In the wake of the Archdiocese of New York announcing the closing of 12 schools and the mergers of four more, Notre Dame law professor and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Nicole Stelle Garnett asserts, “it doesn’t have to be this way.”
She explains that the spread of publicly funded school choice in other jurisdictions have saved many families from the disruptions that New Yorkers with children at the closing schools are now facing. She also cautions that “not all the problems plaguing Catholic schools are about money, and access to public resources is not a panacea.”
She goes on to explain, “though the financial strain of operating tuition-driven Catholic schools in competition with tuition-free district and charter schools is daunting, some urban Catholic schools—for example, New York’s Partnership Schools—manage to thrive.”
To see Prof. Garnett’s full article, click here.