I am both shocked and appalled at the Archdiocese of Baltimore's decision to close the Cardinal Gibbons School. Although it is understandable that the church is facing economic hardship as with the rest of the country, there is absolutely no reason to eliminate a prestigious and well known private school such as Gibbons.
Certainly, the archdiocese must maintain its financial viability, and cutting some schools may be a necessary decision, but I strongly suggest the church reconsider eliminating Cardinal Gibbons from the school system. I am sure the archdiocese has heard from many parents, students and graduates who are extremely upset about the consolidation of the selected 13 schools. This backlash against the closing of these schools was surely expected, but a much larger protest will be heard for Cardinal Gibbons.