Wuerl said his recommendation to strip the schools of their core religious identity and turn them over to a nonsectarian entity to be run as charter schools is the only way to avoid closing them and would continue the education of thousands of low-income city children without interruption.
The converted charter schools -- elementary schools in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods -- would receive operating and facilities funds from the District. They would remain in their buildings and pay rent to the parishes.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
8 Catholic schools may go charter
Due to costs Donald W. Wuerl, the Catholic Archbishop of the District, has proposed that 8 current Catholic schools be converted to secular charter schools.