I posted recently on the demise of my alma mater, Nazareth High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.Remarkably, the Daily News now reports: "More than 2,500 Nazareth High School alumni have flooded the East Flatbush institution with offers of help to keep it from closing including two from former students willing to cut checks for $3 million each, officials said."Money would not solve all problems - but it would go a long way if it can be used to lower the tuition or increase financial aid to attract more students, especially those who might otherwise try the city's taxpayer-funded charter schools. The school is definitely worth saving. Is it possible?
Paul Moses, a contributing writer at Commonweal, is the author of The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace (Doubleday, 2009) and An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians (NYU Press, 2015). Follow him on Twitter @PaulBMoses.