Howard Husock | Oct. 14, 2013 | Forbes Magazine
A profile of Father Timothy Scully of the University of Notre Dame, and the organization he founded: the Alliance for Catholic Education, which trains and recruits teachers for schools in some of America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. He is the winner of this year’s Simon Prize for lifetime achievement in social entrepreneurship.
It’s not always appreciated as such, but the Catholic schools of the United States, with 2.5 million students, constitute the nation’s largest private school system. It serves many who are not Catholic, including those of the inner city and the minority and immigrant poor, often doing so more effectively than urban public schools.