Catholic Schools and Education Policy

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May 11 Podcast

Robert J. Birdsell, the president and chief executive officer of the Cristo Rey Network, talks about the future of Catholic education.
As President Barack Obama charts a new course for the country's educational system, Robert J. Birdsell, the president of the Cristo Rey Network, argues that Catholic schools should have a seat at the table. The potential economic collapse of Catholic schools could become a major issues for the president and his education team, Birdsell says, and both sides need Catholic schools to survive to improve the educational outcomes of inner city students.
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