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Catholic Schools at a Crossroads

posted on June 6, 2012

Rising costs, competition from charter and magnet schools, and changing demographics have forced many Catholic schools in Chicago to close, reports Jim Jaworski of The Chicago Tribune. Rev. Tony Dosen, a Catholic priest who teaches at Chicago’s DePaul University, says “[s]ome Chicago-area schools have made changes to both improve finances and attract more students.” However, Dosen also notes that, “[o]ne such change, switching high schools from single-sex to coed, may yield only short-term benefits.”

Read at The Chicago Tribune