Last edited by Realist1; 09-07-09 at 11:45 AM.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
It has been empirically shown, however, that private schools provide greater quality and value than public schools, and that home-schooled students perform better on standardized tests, but the issue of freedom is even more important.
Last edited by Alex Libman; 09-07-09 at 11:57 AM.
Now, if it's school policy and the parents know this beforehand, it shouldn't be a problem. But if it's not and the teachers just do it and expect everyone - students and parents - to just shut up and take it, then that's wrong and the parents need to step up and hold the school (or the school system) accountable and stop this practise.
Prove it. I have never yet seen or heard about any state-level comparison where private schooled and homeschooled children did not come out ahead academically.
I suppose Podunk USA with one public school and one private school might come out that way on a county-level, but on a larger scale than that I'd have to see the proof.
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