Category: Commentary

Faith-Inspired Public Schools?

A Charter School in Chicago’s Wild West Might Have the Answer By Patrick J. McCloskey, Author, Editor-in-Chief, 360 Review Once there was an educational elevator that lifted underclass and working-class families into the middle and even upper classes with astounding efficiency. That elevator—faith-based (mostly Catholic) and neighborhood public schools—began breaking down in the 1960s, leaving many minority families on the ground floor. Catholic schools started closing and inner-city public schools began to fail. Today, on the South Side of Chicago—the nation’s murder capitol—the founders of Catalyst Maria High School and the adjacent Maria Kaupas Center believe they have found...

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