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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 - 7:45pm

thardy2001 wrote:
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</p></div></div></div>

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.  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".

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 7:42pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Catholic education is a topic I don't think you know a whole lot about PKA. For starters, the eucharistic table isn't a closed one.

So everyone, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, may partake of Holy Communion in a Catholic church?  That's a nice change, Jambles.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 7:39pm

<<Private schools are not subject to NCLB and they can hand pick their students, thus limiting or eliminating any need to cater to special needs.  This doesn't mean they DO limit or exclude, simply that they have the absolute right to do so and the parents have no legal recourse should they do so.>>

No one has an absolute right to discriminate based on a disability.  A private school can't even suggest it's excluding a child in a wheelchair because he's in a wheelchair.  It has to make reasonable accomodations under federal law.  Nor can a private school turn away an applicant because he has a learning disability or mental impairment.  Again, reasonable accomodations would have to be made.  It's irrelevant who the defendant is.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 7:30pm

Fun questions, Jamblessed!

What separates private school from public school IYO?

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.

What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?

The prom.  On good days, conquering my shyness (yes, it's true) and fielding questions intelligently.  Sports.

I went to parochial until high school, then private from 9th grade on.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A lawyer.

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

cool with a breeze.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 7:22pm
I know a lot about Catholic education and Catholic history. And yes indeed, the Ronan Catholic eucharistic table IS a closed one, however much you would like to pretend otherwise or don't like the term.
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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 6:59pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<span style="font-family:'comic sans ms', sans-serif; font-size:medium">I do not know exactly what you mean by what seperates them but since public schools cannot turn away students and often are working with a smaller budget they can have a lot harder struggle taking care of everyone's needs, especially those that do not fit the norm.&gt;&gt;</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'comic sans ms', sans-serif; font-size:medium">Actually at least some can turn away students, students have to meet the criteria of the district they are enrolling.</span></p>

The only criteria is to live in that district and to be of the correct age. 

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 6:43pm

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>

That's true, as they don't have to follow the rules of the state.  One of my son's religion teachers in middle school didn't have a teaching degree, but he had a master's in theology too, he was hands down one of the best religion teachers my kids have ever had.  The man could reach teach.

We had the opposite as well, but it was in preschool and part of the reason we switched to the school district preschool.  So it can be good and bad.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 6:36pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Catholic education is a topic I don't think you know a whole lot about PKA. For starters, the eucharistic table isn't a closed one.

I do know a great deal about the Catholic religion in how it pertains to the current debate, its not difficult to understand that a Catholic school would have religion classes while a public school would not.  Now that we have finished discussing me, how about you go back and address the questions that I asked earlier or would you like to continue with the mocking posts directed to/about me?

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 6:16pm
"Catholic education is a topic I don't think you know a whole lot about PKA. For starters, the eucharistic table isn't a closed one." Is this in respnse to anything specific, or is it just a diversion?

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Mon, 06-17-2013 - 6:10pm
"Only a rock would assume you don't teach religous education in catholic schools spring. Lol." Why do you always post such nasty things?

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