Originally posted by Syntax Error
but having a 2-tiered system doesn't help society as a whole. like with health care, just because someone is rich doesn't mean they have more of a right to life.
Originally posted by Syntax Error
of course we all want the best for our kids! it's just that the idea of isolating them somehow from the rest of society doesn't help anyone accept for your own children. i'm not saying that i'm not a selfish person because 98% of the time i'm thinking of nothing but myself. i just don't believe that segregation helps anyone. the ones on the better side of the fence become more isolated from the have-nots. it happens with countries, races and classes.
who says that just because you go to public school you cannot be successful or that you're putting your life in danger? the more demand there is for private school the less money there is to go into public school. think about it, if you're sending your kids to private school, do you really give a fuck about school funding? the schools system will collapse on itself and we'll all have to find factory jobs for our kids who went to public school.
sorry my dog is distracting me!
Originally posted by Skipper
I don't think private schools are isolated places for your kids. Kids will encounter the same problems as they would in a public school just not to the same degree. For example, they may see a fist fight, but not a stabbing. They may experiment with smoking weed, but probably not coke. See what I'm saying? Kids still learn how to handle life's lessons, they still make friends, they still have sports teams, etc.
I don't think private schools are the answer to protecting kids from drugs or violence, and I don't think they are the key to raising a successful child, but I do think that they make the above more likely. On top of that, I think the quality of education is higher.
The government isn't pulling money out of pubic education because people are increasingly sending their kids to private schools. The public school system is as overrun with students as it ever was. The demand for public education has never been higher. It's the government that has made a mess out of things and that has caused people like me to vow to send their kids to private schools.
You can't base all private schools on the one you went to. That's not much of a study group.Originally posted by AshG
Well i have to disagree with you about the degree of problems seen at private schools. i went to one and when i traded stories with my public school friends, there was no contest - our school was far worse.
You will find substandard educations in both the public and private school systems. You obviously went to a substandard private school. As a whole though, the private school system offers a superior, more personalized education. Not to say there aren't quality public school educations avilable.Originally posted by AshG
My education was no better than a public school, and in many cases worse. Bizarre teaching practices, questionable qualifications, and poorly updated facilities were the norm.
Originally posted by Bumbaclat
You can't base all private schools on the one you went to. That's not much of a study group.
You will find substandard educations in both the public and private school systems. You obviously went to a substandard private school. As a whole though, the private school system offers a superior, more personalized education. Not to say there aren't quality public school educations avilable.