Friday, May 23, 2003

Charities Pledge $19 Million to Jesuit Model Schools
New York Times

WASHINGTON, May 20 — Impressed by the success shown by a network of four Jesuit high schools in working with urban teenagers, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and another major charity pledged $19 million today to bolster the schools and export the model to 12 additional cities.

The Cristo Rey schools, as they are known, began in 1994, and now include schools in Portland, Ore.; Austin, Tex.; Los Angeles; and Chicago. The new money is intended to expand the program to New York City, Cleveland, Denver, Tucson, the Boston area and elsewhere.

The thing of it is this: there are Jesuits involved, and the Gates Foundation gives a lot of money to Planned Parenthood. So I bet there are quite a few St. Blog's readers right now who are rooting for this program to fail.


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