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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 - 10:25pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">grapthars_hammer</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;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Superficially, tuition.  The truth though is that some school districts tax so highly, there's not much difference in the quality of the schools.  Also, a parent's desire for their kid to repeat the academic experience they had.  Or a parent's desire to shield their kid from bad public schools and/or get them into small classes for one-on-one attention&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;<strong>Even superficially, I would think tuition to be one of the smallest differences between private and public schools.  And I completely disagree that as a general rule private schools are superior to public ones. </strong> Look at the proliferation of private schools that have emerged so that whack job conservative Christians can teach the folk lore of creationism as "science".&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That's nice because I never said (and will never say) private schools are superior to public schools.  I never attended public schools.  I went to parochial schools until 9th grade which was a private high school.  I think a good public school is far superior to all of the coddling and hand-holding that goes on at the private schools in California, NY and New England.  A satisfactory (and top notch) public school is just better because it's more real world.  In the real world, there isn't all of this after school one-on-one tutelage for the kids who don't want to study.  And I'm on board with the whole "teaching to the test" because if Johnny doesn't have repeat experience with the standardized test, he'll be at a disadvantage.  Private schools don't prepare kids for all of that.  I hear exactly what Jamblessed is saying and agree where satisfactory to top-notch public schools are concerned.  (Anyone in a run-down public <em>or private</em> is going to be at a disadvantage).</p>

So you had a bad private school experience, lots of coddling and hand holding through the years?  You didn't want to study so you had the one on one tutoring?  You weren't prepared for any standarized tests and so forth?  How did you get into college (and graduate from law school as you claim) if you had such a sub standard education?

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:25pm

The husband drove eight hours through Yellowstone National Park today, walked four miles,  and had a Manhattan with dinner, so he's kind of "zoned out" in front of the TV right now!

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:23pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Special education law is so fascinating thardy, Did you study that?

I practiced discrimination law, defense side, in the federal courts.  And I argued before the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.  ANd we're in a public school district which has lots of special services.  I do find education law fascinating too.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:23pm

<<Superficially, tuition.  The truth though is that some school districts tax so highly, there's not much difference in the quality of the schools.  Also, a parent's desire for their kid to repeat the academic experience they had.  Or a parent's desire to shield their kid from bad public schools and/or get them into small classes for one-on-one attention.>>

Wouldn't bad schools and/or small classes be a difference in quality?  

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:15pm
Jambles, do you have any idea in the world what I've studied or not studied? Do you actually think the rules about who can and cannot have the sacrament on your church are particularly complicated? Why are you trying to lie about them?
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:02pm
Special education law is so fascinating thardy, Did you study that?

 

 

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:02pm
Accommodations.
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 10:01pm

"I don't know what you do now but you're no Catholic history teacher." 

Since we are giving grammar lessons...Nevermind.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:58pm

bordwithyou wrote:
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.

PhD in religous history doesn't qualify your knowledge of doctrine.  Thanks for playing. 

 

 

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 9:57pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;No &lt;strong&gt;there&lt;/strong&gt; weren't. LOL!  Poor, poor Grapthars!  </blockquote></p><p>Hate to break it to you, but "their" is correct.  She's talking about the accomodations of the schools.  It's correctly possessive.</p>

What accomodations?  It's not correct at all.  Nor was her effort to explain the law of disability discrimination....to me.  LOL!

Tell me, Jessica ~ what accomodations?  TIA.

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