- The Catholic School Difference: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-catholic-school-difference-1527894168
- Self-Discipline and Catholic Schools Evidence from Two National Cohorts: https://edexcellence.net/publications/self-discipline-and-catholic-schools
- Full Summary:A http://edex.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2018.05.31%20-%20Foreword%20and%20Executive%20Summary%20-%20Self-discipline%20and%20Catholic%20Education%20-.pdf
That doesna t mean that such secular approachesa and schoolsa dona t have their place. Of course they do. And so do character education, ethics classes, and civics, all of which can contribute to the development of self-discipline. School leaders should choose the options that best suit their kids and culture.
That said, our results suggest that Catholic schools in particular are doing something meaningful in the realm of self-discipline. So ita s deeply unfair that the politics of education continue to prevent many parents from accessing them, and ita s a tragedy for the nation that many of these valuable educational institutions continue to close. To the extent that school choice programs can widen access to great schoolsa Catholic or otherwisea that boost academic performance and self-discipline, they deserve our eternal support.