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NJ Catholic schools fight to
keep doors open as future dims

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Neil Haggerty

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/7/2014 12:20:34 PM

Suzanne Alworth of Verona remembers the glory days of Catholic schools. She remembers classrooms packed with close to 40 children in blue-and-white plaid uniforms. She remembers the nuns who taught her at St. Cassian School in Upper Montclair. And she remembers the families of brothers and sisters and children and grandchildren who all attended Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, where she graduated in 1979. Thirty-five years later, Immaculate Conception is fighting to stay open. The school is $900,000 in debt, enrollment is less than half of the building’s capacity and the Archdiocese of Newark will close

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Eye-watering property taxes or a solid education outside of the failed government school system? Seems to me more and more are finding it impossible to afford both during the Endless Summer of Recovery, and that´s exactly according to plan.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/7/2014 1:05:37 PM     (No. 9913885)

I am an old timer, who attended St. Mary´s Elementary school and Pope Pius High School in Passaic, NJ. The nuns were of the Dominican Order of Teachers. The Church, campus, rectory and convent took up an entire City block. The congregation was made up of mostly Chechs and Polish.
Our parents would sacrifice anything to keep us in the school, even if it meant 2 jobs for each parent. Discipline was never a problem, and we were so poor that we were 2 to a desk, and some of our textbooks were castoffs from the Passaic Public School system. We were 2 grades to a classroom, one year we were 66 total. One nun, no assistants. AND we learned or ELSE! Although I didn´t realize it then, I now treasure my education and the nuns who worked so hard to teach us. We all moved up and away, and the people who then moved into that area did not support the Church and school financially, and eventually both were shut down.
I would imagine a shortage of nuns added to the problem. They took a vow of poverty, now I think many have to hire teachers and pay them. Sad situation.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/7/2014 2:06:13 PM     (No. 9913994)

My grammar school and high school in Queens, NY, closed due to lack of enrollment. Grammar school closed in 2008 and high school in 1994. Neighborhoods changed drastically over the years.

We grew up and moved away. Our parents retired to other areas. The area was repopulated by mostly Asian non-Catholics.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/7/2014 5:18:43 PM     (No. 9914200)

After 6 years of the disaster of Øvomitnomics, only the very rich can afford to send their kids to private school (like Øvomit and Moo-chelle do with their daughters).

I remember when I was a kid. Catholic schools were for the poor and middle class. At the one near my house in San Antonio (St. Leo´s), at least half the students weren´t Catholic, but they got a great education.

But the poor and middle class can´t afford the "luxury" of a better education any more.

But that is exactly what the lie-berals want, so no shock at all...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/7/2014 6:47:36 PM     (No. 9914309)

Hey Pope Francis, cough up some moolah. One painting from the Vatican could fund all schools forever...tight wad!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pinchem, 7/7/2014 8:33:48 PM     (No. 9914426)

The St Agnes School in Louisville KY is still going strong. I think it was April this year they celebrated their 100th Anniversary. I´m sorry I missed the occasion as I went there from 1940 to 1943. While I can´t remember any of the names of the Nuns, I will never forget penmanship, those circles round and round and round and you better stay within the lines or it was ruler time. I also remember in the 4th grade there, memorizing the Gettysburg Address and having to recite it in front of the class. I loved it and learned to give other speeches WWII and Dad being military we moved all over the US. However, later in other high schools taking drama and speech, and ended up with a career in Radio and TV broadcasting.

When watching the young folks today I feel like I had a better grounded education than most of the Boomers to the current college graduates. I took that citizenship test that was in another article here and I got 50 out of 50. When I watched a recent "man on the street" who questioned college kids on these things they could not answer one question.

What the heck is ANY college teaching these days besides Marxist Propaganda, and WHY are these kids not smart enough to see it and reject it?

What are "We The People" doing about it? Oh that´s right, they are "tooooo bbbuuusssyyy".


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Reply 6 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 7/8/2014 6:03:24 PM     (No. 9915767)

Churches are closing all over the north east and we´re building Catholic Churches in South Carolina. What does that tell you?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/8/2014 6:25:20 PM     (No. 9915802)

#6 ... we´re still migrating.

About 150 years ago, my ancestors came to the US - to NY and lived on the Lower East Side ... then to Brooklyn ... then to Queens ... then to LI ... there are only a couple of us in NY now. The rest have all moved south.

Family is now in NC, FL, WV, MD, LA.

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