New York’s Catholic Schools Are Closing Too

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  A parent and child arrive to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village neighborhood of New York, United States. Students at Public School 188, like most schools in New York City, returned to class Monday for the first time since the hurricane hit last week. Many students in the area, which suffered severe flooding, were displaced by the storm. The school will be used as a polling center in Tuesday's Presidential election.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Photo: John Moore/2012 Getty Images

When the Archdiocese of New York announced on Tuesday that it would close 24 schools throughout its jurisdiction, it followed news earlier this month that New York City would be shuttering 17 schools. But while the city is closing schools that under-perform academically, the Catholic church is closing schools it can't afford, The New York Times reports. "Because finances were the most significant factor in the decisions, schools filled with children from poor and immigrant families will be hit hard." If you think that's depressing, don't click through to the article and read the detail about the students crying during their Regents exams.