Priority Questions: Religion, Education, and the Prisoner (Part 2)

by Robert T. Elton

In understanding the role of education in one’s life (and the responsibility to seek it) some of us educators have not found that the practicing of any religious faith decreases test scores or detrimentally affects cognitive development. In fact, those religiously inclined show a tendency to high-school equivalency—and post-secondary studies. This is an interesting fact, as it speaks to the psychological and emotional needs of these prisoners.

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