A report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says that 1,300 Catholic schools have closed in the United States since 1990, affecting about 300,000 students. "Who Will Save America's Urban Catholic Schools?" says the decline of inner-city Catholic schools has been hastened by Catholics moving to the suburbs, the employment of more lay teachers and principals at higher salaries, and rising tuition that priced out the poor.
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Read the entire report, "Who Will Save America's Urban Catholic Schools?" here (PDF file, 122 pages)