Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Private schools are popular among non-Hispanic Catholics, but not among Hispanic Catholics

Among the 100 largest U.S. metros, private school enrollment tends to be highest in places that are richer, more educated, and more Catholic, though less Hispanic, than the national average. Among the top 10 metros for private school enrollment, income is particularly high in Honolulu, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Wilmington. New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Cleveland also have a high share of Catholics. Finally, in all of these metros except San Francisco, the Hispanic population share is low. The hierarchy of the Catholic Church is almost as pro-Hispanic immigration as the Jews are, but they ought to keep in mind that Latinos generally don't send their kids to Catholic schools. This is probably because Hispanics just aren't all that into investing in their children’s education.

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