Archdiocese has provided for charter schools

March 27, 2011|By Dan Rodricks

Once again, Dan Rodricks has voiced his hang-up with the Catholic Church with a cheap and inaccurate shot accusing the Archdiocese of Baltimore of "looking petty when it refuses to sell its vacant school buildings to city charter schools" ("Street food and soccer, war and Westboro," March 24).

Note he wrote buildings, plural, not the single school building in the news recently.

In fact, the Archdiocese announced on March 24 the sale of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and convent in Brooklyn to The Children's Guild, an operator of two city charter schools. Indeed, 19 other educational institutions, including charter schools and Head Start programs, have found homes in former Catholic schools in the Archdiocese.

A correction to the false impression he created or reinforced among your thousands of readers would be in order, perhaps also with an apology.

Joseph Erving, Timonium

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