Back in the 1980s when I took a job at Concordia University Wisconsin, we were looking at the parochial school run by our new congregation for our children. The principal told us, “We offer the same kind of education as the public schools, but we also add religion.”
That sounded good to us at the time. But I don’t think the principal of a Christian school would say that today.
As it happens, our children did get a solid education and good Christian instruction at that school. But today the mainstream educational establishment is presiding over plummeting test scores in reading, writing, math, science, history, and just about every other academic subject.