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08 Mar 2022, 2:42 pm

This is what a Catholic school looks like when it is performing well & on a good day. People behaving & working together in harmony.

My personal experience is that there is more care in religious schools, versus non-religious schools.

Non-religious schools are basically all about scientific learning. Religious schools are about scientific learning, plus the added measure of faith (which inevitably leads to a better community, in my opinion, when people have each others figurative backs, and when the currency is good will rather than cash).

I'll add to this, that a persons emotional health is better rounded when people have an infusion of good will in their lives from a young age. The brain craves good will, once it has received it. And the only way to satsify an addiction to good will, is to make good will mandatory in various ways, so that the good will supplies don't run dry.


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08 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm

I went from a public junior high school to a Catholic high school, and the difference in how I was treated was night and day. Almost everyone in high school was so nice; I never got bullied the way I did in junior high.



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08 Mar 2022, 4:04 pm

Grammar Geek wrote:
I went from a public junior high school to a Catholic high school, and the difference in how I was treated was night and day. Almost everyone in high school was so nice; I never got bullied the way I did in junior high.


Yep.

I went to two Catholic Schools & received minimal bullying, and when I was bullied, the odd person would protect me from the predators.

I went to an academy 6th form (non-religious) and everyone was nasty as hell there.

Tolerance rules don't work without faith & good will, people will inevitably, simply find loopholes & exploit those loopholes in a robotic, scientific manner and then real people get damaged.

If people don't believe in good, they won't act in a way that is socially acceptable to good people.

Which is why Machiavellianism is rife in non-faith schools.


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12 Mar 2022, 2:01 am

Hmm, I think what makes the biggest difference is how serious the students are about their studies. Other factors being equal, the bullies tend to be the students who aren't serious. I think this makes a bigger difference than religious vs. nonreligious.

I attended religious schools for grades 1 to 8 and did experience some bullying there, although it never got physical.

As for high school, I attended a non-religious but specialized public high school, the Bronx High School of Science, which had an entrance exam and thus was limited to relatively good students. Another nice thing about Bronx Science was that there were students from all over the city, so there was no one clique that everyone had to belong to or else. I liked Bronx Science a lot better than the schools I attended earlier.


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07 Jul 2022, 8:40 pm

My dad went to a Catholic school but said if you did anything the nuns did not approve of, they would hit you with a ruler. One of my teachers in high school also went to a Catholic school and said if your skirt did not touch the ground when you kneeled, they would hit you on the knees with a ruler.


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07 Jul 2022, 9:52 pm

instead of parochial versus secular, maybe the difference is between private and public schools

maybe schools that cost more cash have less bullying

plenty of private schools are secular

plenty of students bullied me in junior high school. public school

all the schools i went to public school

not all public schools are the same

not all private schools are the same

not all parochial schools are the same