Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Catholic schools save U.S. $19.8 billion annually...

According to CNA, Catholic schools have saved the US over $19 billion annually.

Some of my earlier postings have discussed this. When I look at the elementary school associated with my parish, it saves government (Federal, state and local) over $220,000 per year (based on $11,000 per student per year, at an enrollment of 200).

By politicians allowing Catholic schools to close (and did you see the article in the Catholic Standard this week about southern Maryland -- told you so months ago), it only will cost the taxpayers more and allow more children to be put into failing schools.

Psst...rumor has it that there have been meetings in Montgomery County recently as well.


Anonymous said...

Please check your math - the savings at $11,000 per student for 200 enrolled would be $2+ million or $220,000 divided by 200 would only be $1,000 per student per year. This makes a big difference when discussing closures.


You are absolutely correct!

That is what you get when trying to multi-task.