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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 - 9:19pm
The private school my kids went to was pretty forthcoming about what special needs they could and could not accommodate. They had no provisions for kids with learning disabilities, and unlike the public schools, they didn't pretend that they had.
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:21pm

thardy2001 wrote:
Oh, naive little Grapthars H.  In this day and age, if the Headmaster of a private school were so forthcoming as to say Johnny was turned down because of his handicap, you might have an argument there.  That would never happen.  What happens is a lawsuit, then discovery and it becomes clear Johnny was rejected because of his handicap and how Snow White Academy just didn't feel like retrofitting and installing a ramp or an elevator.  All Johnny's attorney has to prove is "an inference of discrimination" based on his disability.  When Lilly White Academy naturally has a history of accepting siblings, it has accepted all of Johnny's siblings and Johnny has a straight A average upon application, as well as excelling in debate, olympiads and the cello, violin and viola, then there's an inference of discrimination when he's rejected.     </p>

Gracious, I hope you've sued the school which is responsible for your abysmal readings skills. =:o

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:24pm

Thus, the term "reasonable accomodations." 

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:26pm

It's not Ronan Catholic. I don't know what you do now but you're no Catholic history teacher.

 

 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:30pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>Another difference between public and private schools are certification levels of teachers. My brother and his wife are teachers. She just graduated from an education program where she had to meet all kinds of criteria to become certified to teach in public schools. My brother doesn't have a single education class under his belt, just a master's degree in theology and no certifications, but he landed a job as a Catholic high school teacher. </p>

There are some exceptions in the public school too.  My 10 year old's technology teacher has an associates degree in computers or technology, something like that.  She isn't certified but she is on her way there.  But yea, a lot of private schools get around certifications all together, My sister taught in the catholic schools for 8 years.  She has a bachelors degree in education but never became state certified.  That school didn't require it. 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:31pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>Thus, the term "reasonable accomodations." </p>

And were their accommodations for your inability to comprehend the written word sufficiently reasonable, do you think?

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:32pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>It's not Ronan Catholic. I don't know what you do now but you're no Catholic history teacher.</p><p> </p><p> </p>

:D  And you're the expert here?  That?  Is funnier than Catholic recipes.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:32pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>It's not Ronan Catholic. I don't know what you do now but you're no Catholic history teacher.</p><p> </p><p> </p>

:D  And you're the expert here?  That?  Is funnier than Catholic recipes.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:32pm
Yes, Jambles, I have a PhD in religious history, and I teach Catholic history. It's not that hard to verify, should you want to do so.
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:35pm

Thank you for your answers thardy.  I was lucky, Mom and dad believed in faith based education but dad was also a public school teacher so we respected a lot of differences there too. 

 

 

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