Lose the faith: Catholic schools become charter schools

Lose the faith: Catholic schools become charter schools

[Announced during Catholic Schools Week (“An annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States” – National Catholic Educational Association) when closings or “consolidation by closings” of Catholic schools are usually announced (other occasions are shortly before the end of the school year or shortly before the beginning of the next one)]

From  CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY REPORT CARD:  February 5, 2018

A group of Memphis Catholic schools which have seen declines in enrollment is looking into the possibility of becoming the city’s largest charter school network, reports Chalkbeat.com.

Just one issue: The schools need to drop their Catholic identity.

Jubilee Catholic Schools Network recently announced plans to close nine schools that serve mostly low-income students and another Catholic school that received funding from the organization. While the schools would likely retain the same staff and perhaps the same buildings, the formerly Catholic schools would need to shed their faith.

This disturbing trend would not be a complete anomaly, as schools in Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, and Miami erased their Catholic identity and reopened as secular charter schools. If these were authentic Catholic schools, the shift to public-school status is a great tragedy—but how Catholic were they really?

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