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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 8:34am

What separates private school from public school IYO?

What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?

What did you want to be when you grew up?

As a side, What's your weather like today? :)

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:42am

<<One of my best gf's went to a Catholic private school at the same time I went to public, graduated the same year. The only difference I saw was that her parents paid for her education besides the normal school taxes they paid and she had a lot more work to do than we did, but the same exact things were being taught. >>

That's interesting, the Catholic schools here require religious classes each year while the public schools ime don't teach those each year to students.  Most religious private schools here also have a chapel/mass day where things are taught and the public schools don't.


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:55am

What separates private school from public school IYO? -- one is funded by public dollars; the other is funded by private dollars.

What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"? - I attended public schools.  The district I graduated from is a very small district, but is a very good school for its size.  ACT scores from my hometown are consistently some of the top in the state. It's like we lived in a little pocket.

What did you want to be when you grew up? - a vet or an advertising exec.

As a side, What's your weather like today? :) - overcast and cool-ish. Storms  (not severe) are expected. We got about 3" of rain last night.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:29am

What separates private school from public school IYO? well the obvious answer is one is free and one is not, but a more nuanced answer is that in areas where there is great disparity in how public schools are funded (such as in my state where funding all comes from property taxes so property rich towns have amazing schools with theaters and indoor rock climbing walls and Chinese course ...others have 36 kids in a room with 30 desks and places in the building where you hear "it's snowing inside again") ... there can be increased access to opportunity with smaller class sizes, specialized courses etc.  of course some private schools such as the CAtholic one my dd attended for 7 years also offer faith based education which is attractive to many.

What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"? That I should have realized long ago how lucky I was to grow up where i did and attend the public school I did... sheer fluke of where my dad's job happened to be. I hated it for so many years but in retrospect i got one hell of an education

What did you want to be when you grew up? an actor.. always and forever an actor

As a side, What's your weather like today? :) FINALLY glorious -s unny and in the 80s!

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:42am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>What separates private school from public school IYO?</p><p>What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?</p><p>What did you want to be when you grew up?</p><p>As a side, What's your weather like today? :)</p>

Little to nothing b/c student success comes down to the individual student than school, The potential for a student to soar just as well in public than private is there. 

I had private in quotation marks on purpose, I attended a catholic school from grade one through 12th grade.  My siblings and I attended kinder at the public school b/c it wasn't offered there.  I get the convictions my parents had in wanting a faith based education for us and that belief and confidence emulated in the neighborhood/community, Playing the school systems and bouncing around looking for a "right fit" was unheard of then and still is rare today.  Nevertheless I never really placed much emphasis on the kind of education I was getting and I know I took a lot of that for granted, about 95% of us did go on to college but like I wrote above that comes down to family not what the school did or didn't teach.  My sisters and brother who live in my hometown followed my parents footsteps in sending their kids through the catholic schools and that reputation continues to hold its own there. 

I wanted to be a cartoonist.  I want to be a social worker when I grow up now.  :)

Nice, 80s and sunny. 

 

 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:50am

We began our day with prayer and we had religon class, School mass was once a week all the way through 12th grade. There were other things like May crowning during school time and HDO we observed that public schools did not too.  There certainly were similarlites academically, Student skills were assessed and placed accordingly. 

 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:55am

<<  I get the convictions my parents had in wanting a faith based education for us and that belief and confidence emulated in the neighborhood/community, Playing the school systems and bouncing around looking for a "right fit" was unheard of then and still is rare today. >>

I'm pulling this piece out of your larger paragraph because I've never heard of that either, can you elaborate as to what you mean by those words?  Is it uncommon iye to look at the school districts when moving, before buying a house?  


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:26am

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<div><span></span><div><div><div><p>What separates private school from public school IYO?</p><p><strong>Private school can select the students it wishes to serve, public schools can not.</strong></p><p>What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?</p><p><strong>I attended parochial schools. My elementary and middle schools were substandard, and my high school was excellent</strong></p><p>What did you want to be when you grew up?</p><p><strong>A librarian</strong></p><p>As a side, What's your weather like today? :)</p><p><strong>Mid 70s, sunny with T-storms expected later.</strong></p></div></div></div></div>

Not entirely true chestnut.  My dad taught at an accelerated public high school that you had to test in to qualify for, The school still operates that way but it is classified a city public school. 

 

 

 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:27am

Right, Private schools don't follow nclb guidelines and old debates have proven how awful that is for some families.  Lol.  The older I've gotten and my kids are the more I get the standards of which have to be in place to help all kids succeed. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but neither is any school system.

 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:28am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">chestnuthooligan</em> wrote:</div>&lt;div&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;p&gt;What separates private school from public school IYO?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;<strong>Private school can select the students it wishes to serve, public schools can not</strong>.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;I attended parochial schools. My elementary and middle schools were substandard, and my high school was excellent&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What did you want to be when you grew up?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;A librarian&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;As a side, What's your weather like today? :)&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Mid 70s, sunny with T-storms expected later.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Not entirely true chestnut.  My dad taught at an accelerated public high school that you had to test to qualify for, The school still operates that way but it is classified a city public school. </p>

Public magnet schools may have some well-defined, non discriminary selection criteria, but the public school system must offer a student a place in the system. 

The private school can decline enrollment to any student it wishes, without a reason.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:32am

What separates private school from public school IYO? You pay tuition in private school, unless your kid gets a scholarship.

What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"? Nothing really stands out. The biggest deal about my elementary/middle school was that my dad designed it and convinced the town to build it, so we wouldn't have to go too far to go to school. It was a public school. My HS was semi-private and experimental.

Both my parents and all my grandparents went to private schools, so there was some ambivalence in the family about having us in public.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Famous.

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