Roman Catholic Schools Closing. Modern Church

The pope’s American sojourn casts a spotlight on the fact that funding issues are close to the surface even at the most successful Catholic schools in the U.S.

Source: Pope Visit 2015: Catholic Schools’ Enrollment Trends Paint Bleak Picture

The article reports the nearly constant decline of Catholic schools since the 1970s, from 5.2 million to 1.9 million students. No doubt, this is caused in part by the downward trend in births since the Baby Boom. Yet the decline is sharper than demographic changes would indicate.


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