Don’t single out Gibbons

Closing 12 elementary schools is fully understandable and will move to strengthen the remaining schools (CR, March 4). Closing one high school does not seem consistent with the overall plan.

Cardinal Gibbons has a very loyal and dedicated history. The Maryland economy, jobs market and many other factors no doubt have had a huge impact on how parents spend, and unfortunately mortgage payments may have to take priority over education, at least for now. For those families able to pay the fees and wanting to continue to pay, it seems extremely unfair.

Gibbons students selected Gibbons over other high schools for many reasons. How do you think they will adjust to a school they did not choose years ago to finish the education they wanted to obtain? Maybe some won’t continue a Catholic education after all. Then, what has been gained?

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