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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 - 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. 

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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.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 11:40am
"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 - 11:32am

What separates private school from public school IYO? You pay tuition in private school, unless your kid gets a scholarship.

What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"? Nothing really stands out. The biggest deal about my elementary/middle school was that my dad designed it and convinced the town to build it, so we wouldn't have to go too far to go to school. It was a public school. My HS was semi-private and experimental.

Both my parents and all my grandparents went to private schools, so there was some ambivalence in the family about having us in public.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Famous.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:28am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">chestnuthooligan</em> wrote:</div>&lt;div&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;p&gt;What separates private school from public school IYO?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;<strong>Private school can select the students it wishes to serve, public schools can not</strong>.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;I attended parochial schools. My elementary and middle schools were substandard, and my high school was excellent&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What did you want to be when you grew up?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;A librarian&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;As a side, What's your weather like today? :)&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Mid 70s, sunny with T-storms expected later.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Not entirely true chestnut.  My dad taught at an accelerated public high school that you had to test to qualify for, The school still operates that way but it is classified a city public school. </p>

Public magnet schools may have some well-defined, non discriminary selection criteria, but the public school system must offer a student a place in the system. 

The private school can decline enrollment to any student it wishes, without a reason.

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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:27am

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.

 

 


 


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Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:26am

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<div><span></span><div><div><div><p>What separates private school from public school IYO?</p><p><strong>Private school can select the students it wishes to serve, public schools can not.</strong></p><p>What school memories stand out about your own schooling?  Did you attend public schools or "private"?</p><p><strong>I attended parochial schools. My elementary and middle schools were substandard, and my high school was excellent</strong></p><p>What did you want to be when you grew up?</p><p><strong>A librarian</strong></p><p>As a side, What's your weather like today? :)</p><p><strong>Mid 70s, sunny with T-storms expected later.</strong></p></div></div></div></div>

Not entirely true chestnut.  My dad taught at an accelerated public high school that you had to test in to qualify for, The school still operates that way but it is classified a city public school. 

 

 

 

 


 


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