What’s the Future of Catholic Education

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Catholic education in the U.S. is on the decline. Enrollment at parochial schools peaked in the early 1960s, with more than five million students across the nation. But according to a recent report, there are less than two million students in Catholic schools these days. More than 1,600 parochial schools have closed or consolidated in just the last decade. So what is the future of Catholic education?

Credits

Guest:
Pat Lofton - Executive Vice President of the National Catholic Educational Association.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath