I missed this Washington Post piece yesterday, but found the concept interesting. Parochial schools, particularly Catholic schools have held a unique position in the US educational system for a very long time. However, it seems in DC, the Catholic diocese is looking at the market and their finances and thinking about making some adjustments especially given the large portion of non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools in the district. It is a process to be watched carefully. It could be a first of its kind innovation transitioning historically Catholic schools to the public system as charters.