Parochial Education: For the Sake of the Children

F. Dean Lueking

Article Type: Face to Face

Publication Date: 1/1/1995

Paired Article (Face to Face): Public Education: For the Sake of the Future

Issue: Children (Vol. 15, No 1, Winter, 1995)

We do not pretend perfection as we keep an eye on the problems which can accompany the promise of parochial education (religious, cultural, and racial ghettoization, poor pay and poor educational performance, school as substitute for parental spiritual responsibility, loss of common mission and ministry by splitting off school from congregation, etc.). Our experience convinces us overwhelmingly, however, that to have our school and its attendant problems is preferable to having no school, thus losing the benefits of this ministry.

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