Great piece by Janie Andrich highlighting how Lutheran Schools are tops in the nation!
Accountability! Results- what difference does it make? We are becoming a data-driven nation in regard to our schools. Whether you agree with that direction or not, it is where we are at this moment in our nation’s history. Parents want to know if their child is receiving a quality education.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’ s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.
The report is in and the news is GREAT for Lutheran schools. In five of the eight categories Lutheran Schools finished in first place among nine other categorizations. In the other three we finished second. The groups included the following: public, other religious, nonsectarian, Catholic, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept. of Defense, State Department of Education, Lutheran, and Conservative Christian.
It is a choice that is made on where to send your children to school. If you are able to send your child to a Lutheran school that’s awesome! As Janie points out:
Lutheran schools are great places to grow. Lutheran schools, like any schools, are not perfect. In Lutheran schools students learn that they are forgiven and that they also can forgive others because of Jesus Christ. And yes, we do thank God students in Lutheran Schools have great test scores. Lutheran Schools have teachers, parents, administrators, boards and congregations who continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of Lutheran education, academics. the arts, sports, social development, service to others and creating 21st century learning environments that prepare our students for service.
And if you you aren’t able to that’s great too. The key in the end is to be involved in your child’s education, so that they do well.
- Lutheran School students test number one in the nation (respublica.typepad.com)