Professor C. Smith
March 31, 2011
I went out to find what students thought about a catholic education. I wanted to see how students thought a catholic education compared to other educations. I went out and interview multiple people who had some sort of catholic education background. Some were catholic students their whole life and some had transferred between catholic schools and public schools. From the interview I had a lot of information that I compared, and was able to make a conclusion.
Catholic schools are often thought of as prestiges and vigorous, but how do the students feel about this view on catholic education. The students are the ones that have the choice to make a lot out of their education, or get nothing out of it. The students at catholic schools are held too much higher expectations. How does this affect the students though? Are they taking advantage of the opportunity they are being given for a higher education, or are these turning students off to learning? Background Review:
Research has found that the success rate at catholic schools is much greater than that of public schools. This can be attributed to many factors. The main reason is that Catholic schools better prepare students for the future. “Catholic schools are committed to teaching values of a lifetime and they are dedicated to helping students reach their highest possible potential.”(Benefits, p. 1) Catholic schools prepare their students for the future, not just the next grade. They teach their student’s lifelong lessons to put them ahead in the world and to teach them to adapt to situation. Catholic schools also teach their students what it takes to be a good person. Most Catholic schools do this by requiring their students to do service work in their community to teach them how to respect other people and give back. These are all things that set apart catholic schools from the normal education....