Catholic schools gone (no great loss)
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Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

St. Francis Xavier School students and their families walk together in Newark, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, after discussing the Catholic school's …
Ultraviolet
Since you agree they're Catholic in name only, then they misrepresent themselves. @Jungerheld Worse, these "Catholic" schools, scam hard-working Catholics out of huge tuition costs per student every year. It's even worse when we remember devout Catholics tend to have lage families..

It's good to see any con-artist go out of business. Best of all, this isn't Covid's doing. They've brought this…More
Since you agree they're Catholic in name only, then they misrepresent themselves. @Jungerheld Worse, these "Catholic" schools, scam hard-working Catholics out of huge tuition costs per student every year. It's even worse when we remember devout Catholics tend to have lage families..

It's good to see any con-artist go out of business. Best of all, this isn't Covid's doing. They've brought this on themselves. I'm hoping that more families realize home-schooling is cheaper than "Catholic"-schooling. The families who can't afford that, DO have options. For starters, they -know- they'll be sending their children into "the lions' den". All the more reason to spend more time reviewing their children's school-work and discussing the truths of the Catholic Faith vs. the lies they are being taught during the day.

Serious-minded parents were doing that back in the day just for politics and history -and that was for classes taught IN "Catholic" schools.
Jungerheld
No one is scammed. Parents know what they're getting. They are better/safer than public schools. Of course large homeschooling families are ideal, if parents are ready for the adventure and haven't romanticized it. There are so many options these days...
Ultraviolet
Wellll.... let's not be too sure about what parents "know". Parents may (or may not) believe they're getting a sound Catholic-based education for their children. Sadly, this is increasingly simply not the case, especially in light of the price paid specifically for a Catholic education -as opposed to a conventional "private" school.

"They are better/safer than public schools."

As a rule, yes,…More
Wellll.... let's not be too sure about what parents "know". Parents may (or may not) believe they're getting a sound Catholic-based education for their children. Sadly, this is increasingly simply not the case, especially in light of the price paid specifically for a Catholic education -as opposed to a conventional "private" school.

"They are better/safer than public schools."

As a rule, yes, you're right.

Not always universally true, either in safety or quality. Catholic schools enjoy an exaggerated reputation for safety because they typically don't report incidents the way public schools do. Assaults and injuries aren't reported unless someone has to go to the hospital. If the school nurse can bandage up the wounded, then it never happened.

Yes, that's the same administrative policy that created the abuse scandal, implemented by the same diocean administrators.

Academically, the AP classes in public school are equal to a Catholic education. And they're free. There is a dramatic improvement in the academic standards and lectures of an AP class. The teachers put more in because the students really are there to learn.
Jungerheld
MANY people are even eager to see public schools open because the "lockdown" has led to so much depression, domestic abuse, suicide, etc. The world is in serious trouble. Schools Catholic in name only are everywhere. We probably still shouldn't wish they closed for good.
mccallansteve
Many Catholic schools were Catholic in name only so maybe this isn't a bad thing