Private Schools Closing is Damaging for Everyone
The coronavirus pandemic will force the closure of many private schools. I am not sure how many will close however but let us remember what happened during similar times of financial hardship. Private schools are now forced to cut fees but can not furlough teachers, now many schools are dipping into their reserve cash or endowment funds. Many schools that were already struggling now have their backs against a wall. This will become even more alarming when economic times are hard and families have less money to spare on tuition.
If we loose private and parochial schools we lose the freedom to choose the type of education that we believe is right for our children. Private schooling must not be allowed to just disappear.