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Religious schools have higher academic performance, meta-analysisnarrower achievement gaps, and better behavioral outcomes than traditional public schools and public charter schools, according to findings from a meta-analysis of 90 studies on the effects of schools conducted by William Jeynes, senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ, and a professor at California State University, Long Beach.

Jeynes calls religious schools “the best hope for American education” and says the nation should “rethink its strategy of espousing charter schools and overlooking the benefits of faith-based education.”

Find out more in the May issue of Outlook.