Private vs Public Schools ....

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

GO!

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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 - 9:55pm

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 - 8:05pm

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

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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 - 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 - 7:46pm
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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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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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 - 7:33pm

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 - 7:30pm
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.