#1 Catholics in America have become socially liberal and #2 I quit sending my kids to Catholic school after years and years of battling to keep our school focused on religion and staying affordable to parishioners/Catholics. They decided they were a prep school and wanted to be inclusive to all. The Catholic schools in this country need to get back to providing an affordable Catholic education to Catholics.
Same in our area. The nuns and priests are gone, and replaced by teachers who mostly do not want to offend and are products of the State educational training schools and requirements. The Catholic high schools, but dint of the fact they are selective (and expensive), have kept academic standards high, but I don't see that even that in the Catholic grammar schools.
At our local Parish grammar school, not only are the teachers soft/squishy on the faith, but the teachers seem all to be rather tired-out matrons, on the verge of retirement. Catholic school can't come anywhere close to competing with our local public school on good salaries and even better benefits, so I understand the challenges that creates as well.
The Catholic High School in my area is $12,000 dollars a year for tuition,plus books and uniforms.
Hrm? I teach for one - and we keep it pretty affordable compared with all the other schools out there!
Where do you live?