Private Schools make an undeniable contribution to the public good. Nevertheless, many critics argue that public schools do a better job of instilling civic values in students. This article examines the effect of public and private education on political participation and tolerance and demonstrates that private schools excel in promoting civic values.
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Greene, J. P., Mellow, N., & Giammo, J. (1999). Private Schools and the Public Good: The Effect of Private Education on Political Participation and Tolerance in the Texas Poll. Journal of Catholic Education, 2 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.0204062013