Seven former Catholic schools in Washington, D.C. have reopened as charter schools, reports Education Week. The schools, all serving predominantly black and Hispanic low-income students, were money losers for the church, which charged $4,500 in tuition and spent about $7,500 per student. As public charter schools, funding has jumped to $11,500 per student; teachers are earning 22 percent more. The instruction hasn’t changed much, except for dropping the religion class.
D.C. Catholic schools reborn as charters
September 11, 2008 by