Catholic schools are a bargain

You don’t have to be Catholic to acknowledge that parochial schools continue to provide a quality education, with an emphasis on discipline and civility, despite the pandemic (“Catholic Schools Are Beating Covid,” The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 1).  They do so safely, which is why the refusal of teachers unions to return to the classroom, is all the more outrageous.

There was a time when Catholic schools were the largest non-government educational provider in the nation.  Enrollment is now 1,626,291, according to the National Catholic Education Association, which is down from its high of 5.2 million in the early 1960s.  I’m surprised because tuition is a bargain compared with tony private schools.

If public schools continue to rely on remote learning, more parents may begin to consider placing their children in Catholic schools, which remain safely open.

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