Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia making the right decision in closing and merging so many schools?

READER POLL

Is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia making the right decision in closing and merging so many schools?

Yes, enrollment, tuition trends make it impossible to maintain all existing schools
 
  256 (47.4%)
No, should make the closings a last-resort if fund-raising doesn't pick up
 
  120 (22.2%)
Yes, enrollment decline a sign of changing times, lower church attendance
 
  161 (29.8%)
No, it's much too sudden for such a major a change
 
  123 (22.8%)
Total votes = 540
Elsewhere on the site:
 
Parish school closings sad but understandable


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