May 24, 2005
Parochial Schools Score
A very interesting article in “This is London” point to the success of Parochial and Anglican schools in affecting the moral direction of young men concerning sex, abortion, and pornography. The article gives rise to the debate of the place of schools in molding the nature of children and imparts the importance of the quality of education available to students. While the age of consent in England probably has a significant effect on the applicability of the study in the US; it should still act as a reminder of the awesome responsibility that parents have with regards to education.
As a parent of a young girl (and a another child on the way) I am exceedingly conscience of the effect the environment has on my child. As long as children need to attend school (not simply as a matter of law but also as a vehicle for self improvement), it will be a major factor in their moral development. The choice of a child’s school is, therefore, one of the most important decisions I, as a parent, can make.