Core Knowledge writes:
The Time piece notwithstanding, it’s mystifying at how little attention Catholic schools get given their long history of effectively educating poor urban children. According to the National Catholic Education Association, 99% of Catholic secondary school students graduate, with 97% going on to college. And scale? Reform darling KIPP runs 66 public schools serving just over 16,000 students. Catholic schools serving 25 times more children have closed down this decade. Over a thousand schools, serving nearly half a million students, nearly all of whom, one assumes, went back into public schools, which have failed to produce anything like the results posted by Catholic schools.