NYC Catholic school enrollment rising amid end of Gifted and Talented program
By Conor Skelding
October 16, 2021
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Enrollment at Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens grew for the first time in a decade as the city scraps gifted and talented programs.
Enrollment for the current school year increased by 2.4 percent, after a decade of decline, according to the Diocese of Brooklyn.
New York’s parochial schools fully reopened more or less a full year ahead of schools run by the city Department of Education, which have seen a steep enrollment and attendance drop. More recent interest in Catholic schools has been spawned by Mayor de Blasio’s announced plan to kill the Gifted & Talented classes, as parents seek alternatives to remote learning and look for more challenging classrooms.
“The families that came to us last year stayed with us,” Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, superintendent of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s schools, told The Post in an interview. “This is a positive time for Catholic education within the diocese […] It is an alternative for families.”
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I trust parents more than I do the Gooferment, the Teachers’ Union, politicians, or bureaucrats.
We know from the origins of Gooferment Skrules that their purpose was cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite. So maybe this is a chance to turn the tide.