We Need More Non-religious Private Schools

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Registered: 08-04-2005
We Need More Non-religious Private Schools
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Fri, 03-18-2011 - 6:04pm

The public schools in my area are very hit and miss.

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Fri, 03-18-2011 - 9:58pm
This sounds exactly like our area-we are in the second largest city in Indiana and there is only one private school that is not affiliated with a church. Even that school is really not available to everyone, it is extremely expensive and most if not all of its graduates go onto Ivy league schools for college. Our governor also had cut funding to public schools to the point where it is a joke. I send my kids to public school-while they are very young still, I am not noticing if the schools are terrible or not yet-I do a lot of work with them at home, so hopefully I can keep up with this pace as they age! I'm guessing the reason for so many schools to be with a church is the non-profit status-maybe it is a huge benefit to run a school without the same taxes a for-profit school would have to have. Either way, we definitely need more secular private schools!!
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Registered: 08-23-1997
Sat, 03-19-2011 - 11:09am
I live in CT. I think it's probably the private school capital of the country. I can't believe how many private schools there are in this state and it's a small state. Most of the schools are non-sectarian but, they are very expensive, costing as much as tuition at a university. I know the Catholic schools here are much cheaper. I wonder if that's because they are subsidized by the Church. Luckily, I live in a good school district and it wasn't really an issue for us however, i briefly considered sending ds to private school because I thought he was getting lost in the system but, the cost was prohibitive. He's doing better now, thankfully.
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Registered: 10-28-2006
Tue, 03-22-2011 - 10:19am

Shay, I've been thinking the exact same thing lately. My daughter is going into Kind. next year, and our public school district is awful. We have many religious private schools but only one terribly expensive secular private. We're still not sure what we're going to do, but I've often thought it would be SO nice to have more of a secular private option.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 4:26pm
Are there any charter schools in your area? A charter school just came into our town. They do a lot of outdoor learning, and their lunches are a lot healthier than what the public schools are serving. Our neighbor is sending two of her children there, and they love it.

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Registered: 08-04-2005
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 7:54pm

My oldest was at the local charter school.

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