Oppression by Indifference

February 7, 2020
First Things

"Almost all Western democracies other than the United States provide public support to parents who wish to send their children to private schools with a distinctive religious character," writes Charles L. Glenn. "Well-organized and academically effective schools that are free to promote deeply rooted convictions will inculcate the skills and virtues required for full participation as loyal citizens."

What does the data say about independent schools? The U.S. Cardus Education Survey found a strong effect of Catholic schooling on academic performance, and of Protestant schooling on civic engagement.