"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day Daily #459 P1
I think private schools run the same gamut from excellent to craptastic that public schools do.
There is no difference b/w private schools and public schools. There is a fundamental difference b/w faith based schools and public however, D'oh!
jamblessedthree wrote:There is no difference b/w private schools and public schools. There is a fundamental difference however b/w catholic schools and public, D'oh!
Meh. Those who insist on how awesome and speshul Catholic schools are compared to public would sound more convincing if they'd actually educated their children in one. If Catholic schools weren't good enough for your children's educational needs, why should any of the rest of us be the least bit impressed by them?
bordwithyou wrote:There are many excellent schools, and many poor ones. There is, however, no one school that is right for every child, and I'm glad we've had the freedom to choose among many good options.
And given the changing needs of children, a school that was a good fit in the early school years might not suit later on.
That's not even touching on the idea of constantly yanking kids out of school after school for numerous about-the-country moves undertaken in service of one parent's incessant job hopping.
I think private schools run the same gamut from excellent to craptastic that public schools do. There is, however, no one school that is right for every child, and I'm glad we've had the freedom to choose among many good options.
Public schools vary dramatically in quality, usually by the area they serve. The more community support behind a school, the better the eduation of the school. In my area, you only go to private school if you can't cut it in the public high schools since they are nationally recognized. That's not to say you don't get a good education in the private schools, it's just a different one.
You really don't know if your children would have thrived without changing them around though. School has become a kind of retail shop for some families, Some rake in as much as $25,000.00 a year/per kid. That's not a better education, That's an upper ses culture.