When private schools lose funding, low-income kids lose too

Note: This opinion piece appeared in The Hill on July 9, 2020.

By CSF President Darla M. Romfo

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a wrecking ball into American education. The media has focused on the disruptive shift to remote learning, sometimes with uneven results. Largely ignored however, has been the story unfolding at inner-city, tuition-based private schools. These vital non-profits — many faith-based — have done an excellent job educating low-income children during the crisis. Unfortunately, they have not been spared COVID-19’s assault. Many are in a truly precarious financial position and are in danger of closing. 

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