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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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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 10:56pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>In biology you learn that the heart is superior to the lungs. To call the choice to send a child through catholic schools <em>superior</em> to public is not correct b/c the two school systems are mutually exclusive. But I'll accept superior as your opinion, Thanks?</p>

Heart superior to lungs--physically higher, above.

Either catholic school or public school superior in any given parent's mind as a choice for their child--of higher rank, quality or importance. 

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 11:01pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;In biology you learn that the heart is superior to the lungs. To call the choice to send a child through catholic schools &lt;em&gt;superior&lt;/em&gt; to public is not correct b/c the two school systems are mutually exclusive. But I'll accept superior as your opinion, Thanks?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>They are only "mutually exclusive" in that you do not attend both school systems at the same time.  However, one could send their child to catholic school for part of their education and public school the other part.  No one is stuck in either track permenantly.</p>

Or could send one kid to public and another kid to private. Or send their kids to private and teach themselves in public.

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 11:26pm
In my school district, you can attend public school part time and private school part time. Many of the kids in the local Catholic school also participate in public school gifted education. Last year my son was in private school but took one science class at the public high school. Private school kids can participate in public school sports if the private school does not offer that particular sport. One kid from my son's old private school wrestles for the public high school and another is on the public school's diving team.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 2:24am
Bord, I wish we had more of that kind of cross-over here. I put my kid in a fairly old-fashioned school system, something quite similar to Catholic school in the US. After looking at all the various options, I realized that whatever I chose, I would end up teaching a fair amount myself after school. So I reasoned that I would rather teach the fun stuff than teach the drill stuff. It worked out reasonably well.
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 9:45am

jamblessedthree wrote:
ETA and based on your logic, If one sends their children to a catholic school b/c they believe it's superior to public does that also mean that what else they do for their children mean their choices are superior to those who aren't doing what they're doing?  TIA. </p>

Do you honestly think I would have spent 16 years in a friggin bowling alley if I hadn't thought bowling as a sport was a superior option for John?  Really?  Because if so, you're high.  Or insane.  Possibly both.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 9:51am

in the context of science, "superior" (much like "theory") has a differently nuanced meaning than it has in language outside of the context of science.

In any case, there is absolutely no evidence that PKA's decision to choose private school for her boys was based on anything besides what would be the best fit for the boys.  That you continually insist otherwise, is not evidence; it's simply your unbridled bias against anything PKA says, does, thinks, feels or believes.

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