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Free Tuition – With a Catch
NYCity News Service (2009)
  • Lindsay A Lazarski

A Catholic church in Bushwick that serves many immigrant families is opening a new elementary school with a price that can’t be beat: the tuition is free. The new Pope John Paul II Family Academy, to be part of St. Barbara’s parish, is being funded by a wealthy Brooklyn-born businessman who insists on remaining anonymous. He also is insisting on some conditions: families must attend Mass every Sunday. Students have to provide baptismal certificates from a Catholic church, and parents must sign an agreement promising to keep the faith.

  • Education,
  • Bushwick,
  • Brooklyn,
  • Catholic School
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Lindsay A Lazarski. "Free Tuition – With a Catch" NYCity News Service (2009)
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