Mary McAuliffe is a second-year teaching fellow with the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University, a two-year service program in which fellows teach in Philadelphia Catholic schools.

Programs in electricity, plumbing and other practical skills can allow students to get high-paying jobs immediately after high school graduation. In some cases, they earn enough to return to school. (iStock/Georgijevic)
Politics & Society Short Take
Mary McAuliffeJanuary 24, 2019
Catholic high schools should not be limited to the college-bound. In order to serve all communities, they must also serve students who wish to avoid college debt and to go straight into the workforce.