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Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett


The book examines previously unexplored implications of two dramatic shifts in the urban educational landscape. The first shift is the rapid disappearance of Catholic schools from urban neighborhoods. The second shift is the rise of “charter schools”—public schools that are privately operated and freed from some state education regulations. Although a great deal is known about how Catholic schools and charter schools function as educational institutions, virtually nothing is known about how they perform as community institutions. This question is at the heart of the book. Drawing primarily upo ... More

Keywords: urban, neighbourhoods, education, schools, Catholic, crime, community, social capital, charter schools, school choice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226122007
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226122144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret F. Brinig, author

Nicole Stelle Garnett, author