Blue Ribbon Commission
Four Catholic High Schools that were targeted for closure by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will remain open.
A final appeal was made to the alumni of a local Catholic high school slated for closure. The message was loud and clear – it’s now or never.
Archbishop Charles Chaput says he realizes that closing Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be painful, but he defends the work of the panel making the recommendation.
There were streaming tears, shouts and cheers as the ladies of Saint Hubert’s let out their frustration via Monday morning’s rally on the front steps of their high school.
Chris recaps the Republican debates in New Hampshire and previews tomorrow’s primary with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe. He reviews the closing of 44 Catholic schools and analyzes the strike of teachers in Neshaminy. He also looks back on Tim Tebow’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and ahead to the tenure of new Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien.
Archdiocesan Superintendent Mary Rochford suggests people brace themselves because the economy, paired with the high cost of education, is forcing more than a few parents to opt out of Catholic schools.