Monday, May 30, 2011
As the school year comes to a close for many thoughts may move towards what we value as graduates. I recently attended a Baccalaureate service for my nephew and the speaker exhorted the graduates to “seek first the
.” Is this what some graduates seek? If not what do they “seek first”? Here is a study that provides some empirical
evidence as to what private school administrators think: kingdom of God
More Catholic school administrators ranked the university as the top priority, while more Protestant school administrators ranked family as the top emphasis of the school, researchers say.
The research team also surveyed more than 150 Catholic and Protestant school administrators in
to assess the aspirations. United States
The study found Protestant Christian school graduates:
-- Divorced less and had more children than their Catholic and private school peers.
-- Participated in more relief and development service trips.
-- Have lower incomes, but were more thankful for what they have in life.
-- Attended less competitive colleges and attended fewer years of college.
-- Talked less about politics, participated less in political campaigns and donated less to political causes.