Private vs Public Schools ....

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

GO!

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:51pm
First of all, EGD, the only "changing" my kid did was going from elementary school to middle school. He was going to go to a different school regardless if which one we chose, since he'd finished elementary school. And we picked a school that we believed was best for him. We can't be sure he wouldn't have "thrived" in another school, but he seemed best poised to thrive in the setting we chose for him, with the curriculum offered in the school we chose for him. Is the fact that we paid money for him to attend a private school what is bothering you?
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:56pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
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. </p>

But you don't need to change around to know when your kid is NOT thriving.  And while you can't be *sure* that the change will make them thrive, you can be sure that doing nothing won't make them thrive.    It's also very possible that you can analyze and find the factors that are making your. child not thrive, and find a school that does those things differently.

I'd change schools 100 times if it meant that my child would go from a very poor situation to one where s/he thrived. (again, hyperbole)

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 8:05pm

for me it all comes down to the quality of hot lunch...

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 9:55pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>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!</p>

Too broad and too general of a statement.  Spring said there wasn't any difference between the Catholic and public school in her area growing up, do you disagree with her?

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 9:57pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p>I think private schools run the same gamut from excellent to craptastic that public schools do.</p>

Yep...well said.  

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 9:59pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>GO!</p>

Each are as unique as the person attending...I think there are good and bad for both and lots in between.  One has to do what is right for their child and ignore that crap talk that others might decide to speak based on those choices.  It's all about choices and when you don't have them, it's harder to be open minded with those who do have choices.

As everyone knows because of the constant comments, my kids attend private faith based school.  I'm a product of public school, I think both experiences were good, bad and lots in between.  

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 10:02pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>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.</blockquote></p><p>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. </p>

Unless you look past the price tag and your bias at the details of the school, how on earth do you know that? If Catholic school was your ideal growing up, why aren't your children in Catholic school?

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 10:05pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>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. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>But you don't need to change around to know when your kid is NOT thriving.  And while you can't be *sure* that the change will make them thrive, you can be sure that doing nothing won't make them thrive.    It's also very possible that you can analyze and find the factors that are making your. child not thrive, and find a school that does those things differently.</p><p>I'd change schools 100 times if it meant that my child would go from a very poor situation to one where s/he thrived. (again, hyperbole)</p>

I would move heaven and earth (drama there, lol) to find the right fit for my children in education.  I see a difference in changing schools to a poor situation to a thriving one, from just moving areas.  But I think moving areas gives one the opportunity to change that situation based on where one decides to live....wouldn't school district quality be a something to consider when choosing where to live?

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 10:06pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p>I think private schools run the same gamut from excellent to craptastic that public schools do.</p>

This.  The only thing that I would add is that since private schools are privately funded, there are more options available to them concerning ciriculum and such (for example, theology or chapel in a faith based school).

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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 3:50am
"And given the changing needs of children, a school that was a good fit in the early school years might not suit later on." --------- Exactly! My nephew started out in private school. His parents had put him in the local public, which is fine, but he was not comfortable there and needed more structure, which they found at a private school. Next year he is changing, at his own suggestion, back to public, but a magnet school for music. He was already accepted and has "interned" at the school. He is thrilled, because it is just what he wants.