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Hispanic students under-represented in US Catholic schools, study shows

March 10, 2016

Although roughly two-thirds of all Hispanic students in the US are Catholic, only 2.3% attend Catholic schools, a new report has found.

A study by Boston College-- looking into the role of parochial schools at a time when the Hispanic presence in the American Catholic population is rapidly growing-- found that 12.4 Hispanic children are now enrolled in American schools, but only 296,203 attend Catholic schools. The study concludes that the Church in the US should to more to serve Hispanic students. 

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 11, 2016 8:14 AM ET USA

    "The Church in the US should [do] more to serve Hispanic students." Diversity? Diversity! Diversity? Do more to serve the economically deprived, yes. Do more to divide Catholics into racial groupings, no. Ten years ago I paid just under $8,000/year for Catholic elementary school. Five years ago I paid around $12,000/year for Catholic high school. These were the least expensive schools. The economically-deprived students need massive scholarship support, not separation on the basis of race.