The WROC report on the re-enrollment figures contains an interesting quote from Diocesan spokesperson Doug Mandelaro: "We are very grateful to people who were very angry and frustrated still found it in their hearts to trust us to come back to Catholic schools. Catholic schools are so important to them they were able to rise about their initial anger and frustration with the closings." (Click here for the direct video link, with different quotes from the written story, including a comment about class sizes and quality of education.)
Is the Diocese again misreading the sentiment of affected families? Are families trusting the Diocese (as the DOR alleges in the RNews report from yesterday), or only playing the hand they've been dealt? Will the true test not be these figures, but actual enrollment come September?