Klein and the Catholics
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Submitted by SW Jenks (United States), Nov 10, 2010 17:35
It would be a major problem for Mr Klein if the public schools had to absorb the all the students (49,000 in Brooklyn and Queens alone) in Catholic schools. The city school system doesn't have the capacity. More importantly, Mr. Klein seems to believe that high inputs (mostly money) drive school success. Since Catholic schools charge for K through 8 on average less than one quarter the cost per student of the public schools and have a far better record with their students, the burden is on Mr. Klein to explain his singular lack of success. Of course charter schools are also high input models which while, in some cases, exceed the Catholic school results also cost more than four times as much as Catholic schools.
One wonders what Catholic schools could accomplish with $6,000 per child!
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