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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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- Fall '06