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Old 20-07-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Schools?

Which do you guys think is better...public or private school?

Now I went to the same private school for my whole life, and although I would have liked to have a chance to experience public school, I thought it was really great. The classes were usually only around 15 people, which is medium sized, and there was always the right amount of attention from the teacher, etc. I also think it REALLY helped my college applications and stuff. But still, once again, I always feel like I really missed out on the whole public school environment.
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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I went to a private school so we had to wear uniforms which was ok sometimes till it got boring. We had such strict rules, but it's ok. It was really hard, but it paid off cause I'm doing really well in college and I hardly study.
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Define "better".

Edit: Historically, British Public Schools (that's Private schools to you Americans) have outperformed their state-funded contemporaries in terms of student results yet are well-known for equipping their students with virtually zero life-skills and worldly acumen.

The best possible choice is to be lucky enough to attend both.
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, cause education wise, I'd say it's up to the school, not whether they're public or private.
And some publics don't allow the freedom we think they do.
But breaking rules in school was fun, so I did enjoy the private school experience
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:30 PM   First Class Member Officer #5
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I don't know what I went to! I didn't pay, so what did I go to? ''Normal'' school is probably what I'd call it. Our classes had about 20 people in them. I got a damn good education. 'Nuff said.

The website of my fantastic school. http://www.tollbarbec.net/

I seriously loved it there. I really, really did. I wish I could go back into Year 10 or something.
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:44 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #6
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Private...without a doubt.

I went to public school, and I have suffered dearly for it. If you are lucky enough to live in a really good school district, public can be alright, but by and large, public schools suck.
I took Honors English my sophomore year, and we spent the first nine weeks...a full quarter of the school year...reading the book A Separate Peace. That's sixth grade summer reading for one of the private schools in Atlanta.
Believe me...you missed nothing in private school. You'll probably have read most of what you'll read in freshman English in college.
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:47 PM   First Class Member Officer #7
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Could someone explain public and private. Which one do you pay for? Private, yes? Well it must be or it doesn't make sense.
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:51 PM   #8
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Well, it's not like we all did anything harmful. Skipping class, that kind of thing.
How about if I put it this way: It was fun skipping class which we weren't supposed to.
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I went to both flavours.
I started at Private which I believe gave the best possible start to my education and instilled in me all those ethical values which a nun-father-chapel institution holds dear.
It showed me a cloistered environment, associates with fabulous wealth and influence, how the old boy network runs, taught me manners, how to be a gentleman and probably affected something resembling good breeding.

I finished at a city State institution. This offered me an insight into an enormously more varied melange of cultures, ideals, goals and backgrounds. It taught me how to become self-motivated enough to survive in the Real World and make money, how to interact in socially disparate groups and how to value contemporaries for their contribution to my life, not to funding a new school wing. It also furnished me with the requisite qualifications to apply to university.

This "foot in both camps" approach has given me a post-education view of the world quite unique amongst my peers; offering the advantages and drive of the satired Silver-Spoon start but incorporating the necessary real-world skills of how to achieve those goals fostered by my start in life.

Doing both is the way to go.
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But breaking rules in school was fun, so I did enjoy the private school experience
What a strange quote. Isn't that along the same lines as saying "I don't like eating sushi, so I enjoyed the Ice Hockey experience"? I don't get it.

I never found breaking rules something inherently found in private schools to enhance one's enjoyment of the experience.
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Well i went to a shity comprehensive, I didnt turn out so bad did I?

Look at its performance in 2000, the year I left
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/353_4015.stm

I did however go to a really good sixth form college, the best in the north apparently
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/353_8600.stm
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Old 20-07-2004, 05:52 PM   #12
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My public school system that I am still in (one more year) hasn't really been that bad. I like the enviroment, our lunch prices went up but so did the quality of the food. The classes were big but it made it fun. The school joins the two towns around it. So once you go into high school you met a wave of new people. I like it, and I will miss it.
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Old 20-09-2011, 09:11 AM   #13
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Definitely private schools as class sizes in a private boarding high school are much smaller than elsewhere and with the staff living on campus there is far more time and opportunity to tutor the students and supervise their homework sessions. Some sessions are mandatory and held under teacher supervision. Visit this site to know more.
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Fair play for bumping a 7 year old thread!
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