Private vs Public Schools ....

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:12pm

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:16pm

I think private schools run the same gamut from excellent to craptastic that public schools do.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:19pm

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!

 


 


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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:20pm

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?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:21pm
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.
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:25pm

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.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:30pm
Well, that was my patents. Because we were a military family, we did an incredible amount of school hopping. And that's where I saw the differences in quality in different schools, and came to believe that a good school really did matter.
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:33pm

This combination

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.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:42pm

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.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:42pm

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.

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. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:46pm
I agree that community plays a huge role to education/good schools. I am a proponent of public schools and I believe there is that potential to thrive even in the poorest ones.

 


 


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