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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 - 11:40am
"One you pay for and one you don't. There are some private schools that are better than some public schools, and there are some public schools that are better than some private schools. And sometimes what's better depends on the kid." -------------- Exactly!
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:49am

Jams wrote: "Little to nothing b/c student success comes down to the individual student than school, The potential for a student to soar just as well in public than private is there."

Are your really serious? The quality of education is very important to the educational outcome of any student. Public schools can provide an excellent education, but they are dependent on good teachers and community resources to provide a setting in which a student can learn. It is rare that a student rises to the top is a poor district, though it happens.

Two articles on the front page of the NYT and Washington Post I read today dispute your assertion (they might be behind a paywall).

Graduates from low-performing D.C. schools face tough college road

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/graduates-from-low-performing-dc-schools-face-tough-college-road/2013/06/16/e4c769a0-d49a-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html?hpid=z4

Schooling Ourselves in an Unequal America

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/schooling-ourselves-in-an-unequal-america/?hp

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:55am
Chestnut, agreed. Sub-standard schooling, whether public or private, will most definitely have repercussions for the students as they continue their educational careers, or try to.
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 12:01pm

Agreed Chestnut -- I think they kids who rise to the top will always find their way and the kids who are the most at risk get resources of different kinds but the kids who fall squarely in the average middle can really be lost if their public school is failing.  The HS that my daughter will go to has the phrase "Yale or Jail" attched to it-- for really bright overachieving kids like my girl it's a great fit- you get lots of academic attention -- other than that you're kind of screwed

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 12:08pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Right, Private schools don't follow nclb guidelines and old debates have proven how awful that is for some families.  Lol.  The older I've gotten and my kids are the more I get the standards of which have to be in place to help all kids succeed. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but neither is any school system.</p><p> </p>

I don't think debates prove that, I think individuals prove that nclb is not working in some cases.  I think standards are great, the problem is that standards are not always standard across the board.  I don't recall anyone ever saying that any school system is perfect, quite the opposite actually.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 12:11pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"One you pay for and one you don't. There are some private schools that are better than some public schools, and there are some public schools that are better than some private schools. And sometimes what's better depends on the kid." -------------- Exactly!

Well worth saying a third time, imo.  Education is such an individual thing and there are so many different learning styles, patterns and just people.  To expect one single solitary education style or system to match all people removes the individual from the equation.  The individual must be taken into account in education and is just as important as the whole. 

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 12:14pm

<<Are your really serious? The quality of education is very important to the educational outcome of any student. Public schools can provide an excellent education, but they are dependent on good teachers and community resources to provide a setting in which a student can learn. It is rare that a student rises to the top is a poor district, though it happens.>>

Agreed Chestnut.  Quality of education is very important and can make the world of difference in a student.  There are a few students who will rise above no matter what but there are a great deal of students in the middle where a quality education, that special teacher or class can make a WORLD of difference.  Quality can be found in all types of schools traditional and non traditional, public or private.  


PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 12:43pm

What separates private school from public school IYO?

Tuition. In my area: religion. All of the private schools here are religious.

What school memories stand out about your own schooling? 

I enjoyed German class and band.

Did you attend public schools or "private"?

Inner city public. 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

It changed with age. I wanted to be a teacher when I was in the third grade. The following year, I wanted to be Cyndi Lauper. I toyed with the idea of becoming a studio musician during my junior high years, and as a high school freshman I think I would have been satisfied to grow up to be Kurt Loder's mistress. At some point later in high school, I thought I wanted to be Courtney Love when I grew up. By my senior year, I'd decided I wanted to go to college to study rhetoric and become a political speechwriter, but I couldn't seem to persuade my dad about the degree or the career, so he refused to pay for school. (Probably a good sign that I lacked the kind of necessary talent to be persuasive for a living.)

As a side, What's your weather like today?

Sunny.


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 1:21pm

Did your friend who went to Catholic School not have religious education and theology classes, Spring? They are required at the Catholic schools here.

Yes, they did. I also went to religious education but outside my school so basically an extra class in Catholic School.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 2:27pm
"By my senior year, I'd decided I wanted to go to college to study rhetoric and become a political speechwriter," -------------- My SIL has a degree in music history and rhetoric. She works for an old music publishing company.

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