Church-Related Education

Archive Report

New Interest in Church-Aided Schools

Popular regard for the caliber of American education has kept a steady spotlight on the nation's public school systems and made them the object of a continuing stream of criticism and controversy. Parochial schools have escaped attention of this kind, largely because it has been the usual thing to look on them as the exclusive concern of their sponsoring churches. Yet church-operated schools carry a significant part of the burden of mass education. Their work is accountable along with that of public schools for the end-products of American teaching.

At present, there appears to be a growing trend to push the church schools more into the open and subject them to the same pressures for re-evaluation and modernization that are felt ...

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