We all know that if public schools had to educate all the students in private schools, the taxpayer would pay much more in taxes because of the need for more buildings and teachers. Private schools save the taxpayers money. Many schools are operated by the Catholic Cchurch and Lutheran Church, and there are a number of private Christian schools. Then there are the homeschooled students and other private schools not affiliated with any religion.
The official publication of the St. Louis Archdiocese, the St. Louis Review, produced some statistics in its latest issue that made the savings to the taxpayer quite clear. The St. Louis Archdiocese ranks 38th in the country in the number of Catholics, but ranks No. 8 in the number of students in full-time Catholic schools.
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