"Catholic Schools Making the Grade"
"If parents are deciding where to send their children, and, if the test scores in the local public school are on par with those in the Catholic ones, why would the parents pay a lot of money to send their children to one of our schools, when they might get a similar academic education in the public school, with a lot more “bells and whistles,” which doesn’t charge tuition?
There’s only one good reason: for the education in faith, virtue, prayer, and character their kids receive in a Catholic school. You bet our parents send their children to a Catholic school for an excellent education of the mind—and we don’t let them down—but also the formation of heart and soul."
See more from Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan's article in the Catholic New York newspaper, October 2015.