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Facing enrollment declines, Texas Catholic schools are leading supporters of school vouchers

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has been one of the staunchest voucher supporters, arguing it would increase access to religious education regardless of income level.

A classroom at Sacred Heart Parish School in Uvalde, on Aug. 14, 2022. The school is preparing for classes to begin the following day, a full month ahead of public schools in the Uvalde district.

Historic enrollment decline

Questions over church-state separation

A complicated divide

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