Indoctrination in Catholic High Schools may not be uncommon. In fact, since they have more freedom in their curriculum, they are free to make classes that do so. They can shape the curriculum of the students in that they take a plethora of religious classes. This seems like a harmless gesture since it promotes understanding. Yet one concern that should be acknowledged is the effects of taking such classes. It is possible that taking religious classes may reinforce the authority of the Sponsoring faith. This in turn causes social polarization and alienation between the Catholic students and the Non-Catholic students.
    In the novel of Cory Doctorow, “Little Brother,” he shows that indoctrination is never the right answer to educate the children. He shows the damning effects of this through the four main characters. One of which supports freethinking and the right to refuse government actions. The other character demonstrates the effect of indoctrination and how it diminishes the critical thinking faculties of students and even creating radical and violent children.
    Although it is not prevalent, Catholic schools should reexamine whether some of their classes do indoctrinate. Though they do not have to follow the same standards of their secular and public school counterparts, they must be wary that no social alienation is occurring in Catholic High schools. If they are not, this may cause more trouble than anticipated.
    Furthermore, I will also recount my experiences in my Catholic High school and how it has shaped my opinion. I shall then contrast it with other views of expert regarding student relations in Faith schools.