A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 20, 1964

THE Archbishop of Cincinnati made headlines across the U.S. recently when he announced that because of high costs the parochial schools of his archdiocese would close their first grades next semester. This was news, but to TIME it was more of a suggestion than a story. As a result, correspondents surveyed the Roman Catholic education situation across the U.S., and this week RELIGION reports a changing pattern that points toward some kind of private-public recombination of religious and educational responsibilities.

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