Private schools are not that great
August 2, 2006
Private school education isn’t necessarily better than public edcuation.
The Department of Education recently released a study that indicates that children in public schools generally performed as well or better in reading and mathematics than comparable children in private schools. Conservative Christian schools scored significantly lower in mathematics. Catholic and Lutheran schools were on par with the public schools.
Over 6900 public schools and over 530 private schools participated in the 4th grade assessments. Over 5500 public schools and over 550 private schools were included in the 8th grade assessments.