I’ve been noticing this lately and noticed it even more so today during Children’s Mass.
The older children ( grades 5 to 8) never seem to know the answers to some of the most basic things they should know. I just started RCIA ( I’ve been exposed to the Catholic religion in my life off and on but never studied it until now). And even I know more then these kids that have been through all of this stuff. I know you’ll all say " your an adult and they are kids." But not so most of these kids have been in the school since they were in at least kindergarden and are alter servers and so forth. so its not like they are all new , and many of them are Catholic as well.
Plus they have Religion class to boot in the school and to be honest I wasn’t that impressed with the curriculum used for Religion. Their academic curriculum is better.
Why is this?
By the way this is my daughters’ first time in a brick and mortar school as they have been homeschooled for 8yrs total.