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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 - 12:00pm

value and superior are not synonyms rollmops. 

 


 


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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:00pm
When people choose to pay for something that they could otherwise get without paying, it usually means that they consider the thing they pay for to be superior to the thing they can get for free. That is just common sense, and has nothing to do with what everyone else is doing. Tap water vs bottled, to take another example.
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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:01pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No, Not fiction PKA. But if you don't want to stand behind the posts and support of posts that mock and put down public schools so be it. I am amused you even go as far as to compare the dollars and cents private schools take from you to the public dollars that fund public school. Nice competition tactic there but it doesn't work. I was raised to respect differences not challenge them.

Yes fiction jams, I haven't mocked public schools but you have routinely mocked private schools and those who send their children to private schools.  You might want to think on that a bit.  I have no idea what you are talking about with dollars and cents, that doesn't make any sense as it's not an either/or situation.

Your posts are are not only challenging differences in private schools, they are mocking them on a continued basis with less than genuine and honest remarks and comments.  Toss in the passive agressive comments and there is little respect in any of your posts about differences.  None.


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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:05pm

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--

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:05pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rollmops2009</em> wrote:</div>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?</blockquote></p><p>Maybe for the same reason dad and mom started savings accounts for us all so young too....  They saw <em>value</em> in it.  </p><p>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>

So why can't others see value in sending their kids to private schools, why is that limited to only you and your parents?  Your logic states that people send their kids to private schools to avoid the differences in others, why doesn't that logic apply to you?

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:11pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rollmops2009</em> wrote:</div>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?</blockquote></p><p>Maybe for the same reason dad and mom started savings accounts for us all so young too....  They saw <em>value</em> in it.  </p><p>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>

Your question is incoherent, but I'll take a stab.

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.

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?

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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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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 - 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 - 1:52pm

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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