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Education Letter to the Editor

Another Reason to Resist Melding Public, Private

October 25, 2005 1 min read

To the Editor:

Regarding your Oct. 12, 2005, front-page article Another Reason to Resist Melding Public, Private “Catholic Schools Reopening After Katrina”:

One cannot help but notice that, in the two accompanying photographs of students, only one of the dozens shown is African-American. Nearby public schools surely would have many more black faces. This lack of diversity in Catholic schools is one more reason why the Bush administration’s intent to favor private schools with $488 million in public funds is not a good idea.

Bill Potts

Roseville, Calif.

A version of this article appeared in the October 26, 2005 edition of Education Week as Another Reason to Resist Melding Public, Private