Who owns our kids?
In the Ottawa Citizen, André Schutten writes on Loyola High School and mentions Cardus research:
The state’s role in education is to ensure a certain quality of education is achieved. It ought to be interested in the ends (literacy, numeracy, civic competency, etc.), not the means parents choose. A comprehensive sociological study by Cardus, a Canadian think tank, found that independent religious schools are statistically a better means to the end: they produce graduates who are more invested in the common good, donating more, volunteering more and more civically engaged. Based on the social-scientific evidence, independent religious education contributes to and serves the common good. Québec’s pedagogical approach severely undercuts the very good work of independent religious education.
Read the rest of the article here.