Education Outcomes

We humbly suggest:

  • Christian schools produce societally desirable outcomes in their graduates.

Supporting Research

Cardus Education Survey 2018: Rethinking Public Education
Marisa Casagrande, Ray Pennings, David Sikkink
October 7, 2019
The United States is ready for a more inclusive definition of public education. Based on a decade’s worth of research, Rethinking Public Education: Including All Schools that Contribute to the Public Good, argues that private schools contribute to American public education in tangible and measurable ways. Read on to learn why a modern, inclusive, and pluralistic public education system would take those contributions into account and include all types of schools – public and private.
Cardus Education Survey 2016: Educating To Love Your Neighbour
Beth Green, Doug Sikkema, David Sikkink, Sara Skiles, Ray Pennings
October 11, 2016
The 2016 Cardus Education Survey report is available now. This is the second instalment focusing on Canadian graduates.
Good Schools, Good Citizens
Ashley Berner
June 30, 2021
The heart of democratic education lies in preparing the next generation to join the community of citizens. Indeed, state-funded public education developed out of the imperative to inculcate the civic knowledge, skills, and attachment necessary for democratic governance. But what is the role of independent schools in the process of civic formation and social cohesion? Do they help or hinder the development of democratic citizenship? What oversight should governments exercise over them? And should governments fund such schools as part of public education writ large?

Explorations

Media Coverage

Independent Schools Have an Advantage in Forming Good Citizens
The Epoch Times
July 2, 2021
In today's Epoch Times David Hunt reports on the latest Cardus Education report: "Individually and collectively, on almost every measure, independent-school enrolment not only enhances civic outcomes but does so more effectively than enrolment at government schools." 
The Protestant family ethic
American Enterprise Institute
September 16, 2020
What do Protestant, Catholic, private, and public schooling have to do with marriage, divorce, and non-marital childbearing? AEI cites Cardus research as they break down the data around school outcomes.
Homeschoolers and Harvard
Medium
May 14, 2020
Are homeschooling parents unqualified, or worse, dangerous?  Between the Arizona Law Review and a Harvard Magazine article, the question has catapulted into controversy. Elizabeth Bartholet, professor of law at Harvard, cited the Cardus Education Survey to assess homeschool graduate outcomes. Cardus Education Director David Hunt jumps into the conversation again on Medium. 

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