Why Private Schools Imitate State Schools

A mystery:

Given the state of the state run schools, why do Christian schools imitate the failing state system and approaches?


  • Certification of teachers through NCATE
  • Control of assessment tools by Progressives
  • Financing
  • Private schools distinuguish the teaching and curriculum from the governance, thus imitating the former
  • Reputation by quantity (i.e. they’re big so we should be like them)

What do you think explains this, to my way of thinking, rather odd fact?

One Response

  1. I have wondered about this for a long time, particularly the teacher certification. I think it must have something to do with being afraid to do something other than the status quo. After all, what if the new thing we try doesn’t work? Everyone will just go back to the state schools, which don’t work either but are at least free (as in no additional tuition to pay).

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