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Unformatted text preview: more public spirited than private schools? Empirical data from the National Education Logitudinal Study (NELS) • Private schools educate a smaller percentage of minority students in the nation • But, private schools are less segregated than public schools • Minority students at private schools have better educational outcomes (less tacking and ability grouping?) • In terms of racial tolerance o Questions on survey • More racial tolerance at private schools • Holding socioeconomic status constant, priate schools are characterized by strong public spiritednesss • Students in private schools are more likely to volunteer, more likely to volunteer often • In terms of democratic values o Private schools are more likely to promote citizenship directly o Private schools are more likely to promote awareness of contemporary social issues...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course PAM 2300 taught by Professor Avery,r. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.
- Fall '06