This is amazing. The Detroit Free Press reports :
A new co-ed Catholic high school in Detroit will use innovative partnerships to put students to work at local businesses, with their salaries going to the school to shave thousands of dollars off the cost of each student's tuition.
Students at Detroit Cristo Rey High School, slated to open for the 2008-09 school year, will be required to work five days a month in entry-level jobs at one of 23 partner businesses, including Marygrove College, Henry Ford Health System and the YMCA.
Detroit is a crater of poverty and misery surrounded by prosperity. Glad to see someone trying to make a difference.
I was educated in Catholic schools in Michigan until 4th grade, at which time the state decided that it could no longer subsidize school-busing service because it breached "separation of church-state". Our school could not overcome this financial blow and closed.