Cincinnati and the Closing of Catholic Schools

Hannah Sparling at The Cincinnati Enquirer chronicles the struggles of Catholic schools. An excerpt:

The dichotomy illustrates the plight of Catholic schools nationwide. While some are exploding, turning away hopeful applicants, others are dwindling to nothing. In the early 1960s, there were more than 5.2 million students in nearly 13,000 Catholic schools in the U.S., according to the National Catholic Educational Association. Today, that number is down to 1.9 million.

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