Are Private Schools Better than Public Schools?

Braun, Henry
March 2007
Principal;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p22
The article asks if private schools are more successful than public schools. Dismissing anecdotal evidence, the article looks to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data to obtain more tangible answers to the question. The NAEP data is a compilation of national and state assessments from private and public schools. Using heirarchical linear modeling (HLM), the author analyzes the data and presents the results.


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