In a new report, MTV News examines the educational challenges faced by Catholics in the United States and offers tips for parents and teachers alike.
The report, “Childhood and the Culture Wars,” reveals that parents, educators and faith leaders are grappling with a generational shift in the country, which has led to more secular education.
As children become more engaged with technology, parents and educators are faced with the challenge of teaching children about and using technology in ways that will be accepted by the growing generation.
This is especially challenging for schools that were established with the goal of providing a safe and healthy learning environment for children, such as Catholic schools.
As the generation of students ages, the number of students attending Catholic schools has declined from about half a million students in 2010 to about 1.2 million today.
And the percentage of Catholic students in public schools is falling, as is the number attending private schools.
However, there are signs that the trend is not yet irreversible.
In the past decade, enrollment at Catholic schools is up significantly, with enrollment growth occurring in the years since the 2011 school year.
The new numbers, released this week, show that enrollment at the largest Catholic school district, which covers parts of Texas and Alabama, rose 11 percent to more than 2.4 million students, compared to enrollment at a comparable district in 2010.
In 2010, enrollment increased at only nine Catholic schools statewide, compared with 36 schools statewide in 2014.
The largest Catholic district in Texas, Mission Viejo, saw enrollment rise 14 percent to 1.5 million students last year.
In contrast, the largest public school district in the state, West Dallas, saw its enrollment increase by more than 20 percent.
In a statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the leading national organization representing parents and experts on education policy, said that the findings show that the cultural wars that have engulfed America are not over.
“These statistics should be alarming for all parents and all educators,” said AAP President and CEO Dr. John P. Onderberg in a statement.
“The culture wars that are tearing apart our country are not ending anytime soon.
This is not the first time that the AP has criticized Catholic schools for being too focused on technology. “
We must also resist the destructive pressures of misguided, ineffective and harmful solutions to these problems, which only further erode faith in the American system.”
This is not the first time that the AP has criticized Catholic schools for being too focused on technology.
In 2014, the organization released a report that warned that schools are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, such that many students are leaving the public schools they attended as part of a new technology-centered curriculum.AAP also issued a report in 2010 that warned about the need for more research on how to reduce the “digital divide.”
In a response to the MTV report, Onderheim said that there is still much work to be done on the topic of technology and that he would continue to push for more data and analysis to better understand the challenges faced in these new digital environments.
He said the AAP and other advocacy groups have already spoken with more than a half-million educators, parents, and faith members to find out how to address these issues.MTV News has reached out to all four of the largest California Catholic schools, including San Diego’s Sacred Heart, for comment.