We value our Lutheran schools, because in every class students learn the unconditional gospel of forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ Jesus. We also value them because students at our Lutheran schools not only receive a high-quality education, but are also taught to be good Christians and good citizens.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. How are students in our Lutheran schools doing in their training to be good citizens? Read the Report...
"Private School Students More Likely to Succeed in College"
If you graduated from a private school this past June, you were significantly more likely than graduates of other schools to be ready for college coursework, according to data compiled by ACT, the college admission testing company.
Eighty-three percent of 2012 graduates of religious and independent schools who took the ACT met or surpassed the test's college readiness benchmark score in English, compared to 64 percent of graduates from public schools. The share of students who met the benchmark scores in other subjects was also highter in private schools... READ the WHOLE REPORT
The Data Are In: Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look
An inquisitive elementary school student asked his teacher, “Is it wrong to steal?” The teacher replied, “I don’t know. What do you think?” This incident in a major midwestern public school alarmed thousands of parents, and reminded myriad others why they value religious private schools: these schools are usually guided by a moral compass for academics and behavior that public schools patently do not offer.
I recently conducted a meta-analysis of more than ninety studies on education, and the results suggest that perhaps it is time for America’s leadership and the general public to take a second look at religious private schools. At the risk of immodesty, let me be frank. The study is hugely important because it is the first published meta-analysis to compare the three primary types of American schools: religious private schools, traditional public schools, and charter schools.