Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to… Read more »
Graduates of Catholic schools are likely to earn higher wages than public school graduates (Hoxby, 1994; Neal, 1997).
Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote than public school graduates (Dee, 2005).
The poorer and more at-risk a student is, the greater the relative achievement gains in Catholic schools (York, 1996).
Social class effects on educational achievement are significantly lessened in Catholic schools (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993; Greeley, 1982).
The “multiply disadvantaged” benefit most from Catholic schools (Evans & Schwab, 1995; Greeley, 1982; Neal, 1997).
Students in Catholic and other private schools demonstrate higher academic achievement than students from similar backgrounds in public schools (Coleman… Read more »
The achievement gap is smaller in faith-based schools (Jeynes, 2007; Marks & Lee, 1989).