You don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate the achievements of Catholic schools compared with those of public schools (“Amid the Pandemic, Progress in Catholic Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 28). Students there had the nation’s highest scores on all four NAEP tests. In fact, if Catholic schools were a state, their 1.6 million students would rank first in the nation.
It’s easy to attribute their success to the fact that 92 percent of them remained open during the pandemic compared with only 43 percent of traditional public schools. But I maintain that their success is due to their adherence to basic knowledge. They have not fallen for wokeism that has infected public schools. As a result, they deserve high praise.
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