Private vs Public Schools ....

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Private vs Public Schools ....
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:12pm

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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 3:52am
"for me it all comes down to the quality of hot lunch..." -------- An important consideration. One of the very snazzy private schools here in town is known for its excellent, hot, gourmet lunches. It was just about the only thing I really liked about that school.
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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 3:55am
Jams wrote: "There is no difference b/w private schools and public schools. There is a fundamental difference b/w faith based schools and public however," ----------------- That depends where you are. Here the publics are faith-based, and people sometimes choose private to get away from that. Apart from that, in the US, all faith-based schools are, by definition ALSO private schools.
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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 3:59am
Jams wrote: "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." -------------- OK, and so what? When you send a kid to Catholic school, it is because you want the child taught in a Catholic environment. If you are upper class, you may want your child raised in an upper class culture. What of it? Education is more than the 3 Rs. Class and culture considerations were the main reason why I chose NOT to send my kid to Catholic school. Shrug! Also, many public schools in the US are just as upper crust as the 25K private schools, due to high real estate prices, that are jealously protected by the inhabitants - among other reasons to maintain the class culture in the public school.
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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 6:34am
Jams, further to the above, sometimes that 25K school is ALSO a better education than what might otherwise be available to a given family, and in places like NY and LA, even Catholic schools often charge a hefty tuition. I know people who deliberately saved on housing, and therefore lived in an area with miserable public schools, because they knew that they wanted their kids in a specific Catholic school that was and remains expensive.
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Wed, 06-26-2013 - 6:36pm

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