The Education Exchange: Private Schools Have the Edge on Civic Education

Meta-analysis finds public schools no more effective—and likely less—at preparing students to become citizens

Photo of Patrick WolfPatrick J. Wolf, a professor of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s new research, which investigates the impact of private education on civic knowledge, skills and participation.

The Public Purposes of Private Education: a Civic Outcomes Meta-Analysis,” co-written with M. Danish Shakeel, Alison Heap Johnson, Mattie A. Harris and Sarah R. Morris, is available now at Educational Psychology Review.

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