Watch author and senior STATS fellow Patrick McCloskey talk with Ben Birnbaum, editor of Boston College Magazine, about his book The Street Stops Here – an account of a year in the life of a Catholic School in Harlem.
For more information, you can also read Patrick McCloskey’s article for STATS, Making the grade in Memphis. Catholic schools now provide a lifeline for disadvantaged, non-Catholic minorities in urban America, boosting graduation and college acceptance rates, and outperforming many equivalent public schools. But they are also disappearing from the very neighborhoods that need them most. McCloskey reports on how one diocese has bucked the trend, what it means to one family, and what it could mean for America.