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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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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 3:45pm

Jams wrote: "I place value in things that other families do not, There's things other families place more value in that I do not.  It's what makes the world go around.  :)"

Or it just makes you a judgmental...person. It doesn't actually make the world go around. It's divisive and petty to assume school choices are value-driven rather a choice in the best interest of my family.

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 3:32pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;rollmops2009&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Jams, are you trying to say that your parents did NOT think Catholic school was superior to public? Then why did they put 6 kids through Catholic school?&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Maybe for the same reason dad and mom started savings accounts for us all so young too....  They saw &lt;em&gt;value&lt;/em&gt; in it.  &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;ETA and based on <strong>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? </strong> TIA. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Your question is incoherent, but I'll take a stab.</p><p>I sent one of my children to a Catholic high school because it was the best fit for her academically and socially, very academically oriented around the arts and sciences with competitive honors and AP programs that fit her strengths and competitive spirit.  I decided that my boys needed the added diversity and wider curriculum offered by the the public schools in my community. One of my sons is very musical, and the jazz and marching band and the music program is very good for him. My other son is a hands-on learner, and some of the voc programs are more suited to his strengths. </p><p>I don't make choices for other people's children, and I have no need to judge them, do you? I do get to make choices for my own children, why wouldn't I pick what I perceive is the affordably best for them?</p>

I place value in things that other families do not, There's things other families place more value in that I do not.  It's what makes the world go around.  :)

 

 

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 3:22pm

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

 

 

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 3:22pm

<<I agree with Marla, on reading all these posts, it seems that Jams doesn't like the word superior.  She might feel comfortable with saying her parents felt that catholic school was better for their children or the best choice.>>

That makes sense but it doesn't explain why she is uncomfortable with other parents saying the same thing about their school choices for their kids?  Just as the decision for jam's parents to send their children to pubilc school wasn't a reflection on that public school, other peoples decisions get the same benefit.  It's the double standards and passive agressive comments that aren't making any sense in this debate.



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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 3:06pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>Roll, I think that what Jams is missing is that the word <em>superior</em> doesn't necessarily mean something haughty or elite. Many parents feel that the parochial school system is superior because they feel that religious education is highly important. There's nothing wrong with that. </p>

I agree with Marla, on reading all these posts, it seems that Jams doesn't like the word superior.  She might feel comfortable with saying her parents felt that catholic school was better for their children or the best choice.

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 2:56pm
grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Thus, the term "reasonable accomodations." &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>And were their accommodations for your inability to comprehend the written word sufficiently reasonable, do you think?</p>

No there weren't. LOL!  Poor, poor Grapthars!  Smile

Oops.  Read again.  Their is correct.


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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 1:52pm

Roll, I think that what Jams is missing is that the word superior doesn't necessarily mean something haughty or elite. Many parents feel that the parochial school system is superior because they feel that religious education is highly important. There's nothing wrong with that. 

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 1:41pm
"value and superior are not synonyms rollmops." --------- There is really no reason to be condescending. As I think has been amply demonstrated over the years here, my command of English is fairly decent. Clearly your parents wanted something for their kids' schooling that they could not get in the public school. That would presumably make Catholic school superior, in their view, than public school. Otherwise, why bother?
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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 1:16pm

My brother says that while no one actively turns anyone away at the communion line, it is intended for Catholics and Eastern Orthodox only. 

FWIW, my brother has worked for the Catholic Church in one capacity or another for fifteen years. He's currently the director of religious education for one of the largest (and wealthiest) parishes in the state. He started teaching RCIA classes at age 18, was a RC seminarian for three years--graduated with a BA in philosophy and a master's degree in theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. He's been to religious retreats in Rome and Croatia. 

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:20pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>You know what I don't get?  Who CARES where other people send THEIR kids?   Send them to an ashram or to the moon or to military school for all I care - I don't understand why someone else's choice on where to send their kids to school should impact my choice on where I send my child.  (hmmm.. this sounds markedly similar to when I'm arguing with someone who thinks my marriage will negatively impact theirs)  I mean, we all have the same goal- to raise good kids that become good adults -- and I think pretty much across the "board' we are succeeding in that--</p>

I don't know, I picked what was best for my children based on the situation.  That choice is not a reflection on anyone or anything else, but a best fit for my kids.  I have no idea why that bothers someone who has never met me or my kids so much, I don't know.

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