This is quite interesting for its complete contradiction in results. Let me quote something from the first source:
“Private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests. As with earlier results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), private school students performed higher than public school students on the NAEP: 2000 tests. Their average scores were above those of public school students on the 4th-grade reading test and on the 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-grade science and mathematics proficiency tests.”
That doesn’t corroborate the ‘evidence’ discovered in the second source. I believe the “freakonomics-style” study is possibly the first and only such study to come up with such results.
No, it is diversity. Private schools are diverse. There are some highly elitist schools which are extremely selective, and there are others which are less so. Does every private elementary school require potential students to test into their kindergarten classes? I don’t think so. Do the diploma mills require high standards? I don’t think so. Private schools are so diverse it would be unfair to characterize them as all one bloc of discriminating institutions.No, the major difference is selectivity.
Of course you are- you are implying that Europeans are socially more aware and therefore more culturally adapted to making the right educational choices for their children. In a sense, that’s a claim of cultural superiority.I'm doing nothing of the kind.
Now it is time for you to be more specific. Here are a couple of wiki articles for you to digest:Because you have to take into account difference sin culture that may have someothing to do with results. The approach in Japan is very different to the apporach in the US. Students here spend most their time trying not to be students.
Education in the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Education in Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You’ve agreed to repeal truancy laws. Do you know what that means?Not abstain, get kicked out, and have parents babysit.
Given that public school is currently monopolized and access to private school is restricted to those with the monetary resources, this is no coincidence. Expand choice, and like all other commodities, you will see competition bring about higher quality and lower costs.I used the word often. However, I did do a search: According to the National Association of Independent Schools, the median tuition for their member private day schools in 2008-2009 in the United States was $17,441. (There are cheaper and more expensive schools, but that is median. )
Private vs. public schools - Defining Your Ideal School | GreatSchools
Well, yes. Currently, the hyper-regulation of public schools dictates that school boards must jump through a number of hoops before it can expand and build more schools. The result is fewer classes and large class sizes. If you want to remedy the situation, you’re going to have to deregulate (in one way or another) the system or else tolerate the existing status quo. You can’t expand the schools by bypassing the regulations.Only two options?
That is highly subjective and an incredible generalization. I don’t believe you’ve spent your whole life evaluating “most” teachers, so you’re just guessing.Of course. But the assumption is that it is widespread and common. It really isn't. Most teachers do a fine job.
Strawman fallacy. Of course I do not believe such a thing. I believe a number of evaluators, from teachers to administrators to students to parents should evaluate a single teacher. Not just one teacher of the same department who likely shares a close relationship with the teacher who is being evaluated.Are you sugegsting someone who doesn't know the job or what the teacher should eb doing should do the evaluation?
Not all parents are like that. You’re patronizing and discrediting all parents.I think more care about the letter grade than the actual learning. Give than an easy A and there is rarely a complaint. Fail a child and watch parents beat down the door.
Then perhaps in our UHC debate, you may want to quit bringing up France and the UK.I'll try. Countries don't compare directly.
I hate that quote. I find it has no value, whatsoever. I deal with individuals on a daily basis, A LOT of individuals. I deal with some of them in large numbers as groups and as individual one-on-one encounters. Some are stupid. Some are rude. Some are intelligent. Some are polite. But nothing from what I’ve observed ever gave worth to that ridiculous quote.To borrow a well know quote, a person is smart, people are stupid. But, know that isn't my point. You're not stupid if you not an expert in all things. In fact, knowing your limitations is actually quite smart.
I don’t agree. I find it takes more skill and knowledge to understand and comprehend complex mathematical problems as it is to understand and comprehend soft sciences. I can write a well-written analysis of history and politics, but I couldn’t build something with my own hands if my life depended on it. My wife is an engineer who can build anything with her hands but her English is her second language and she has more trouble writing a well-written paper. I would argue that my wife is far more intelligent than I am.Very little of life is that exact. In fact, makig subjective judgements happen far often and require greater skill and knowledge than the easy objective lessons.
And a WHOLE LOT of them. When you do write for publication, you must spend hours proofreading and editing. I imagine you must also enlist the help of other editors and proofreaders before you finally submit your work. I’m not an English major or a teacher, but writing well comes naturally for me. I find it to be distasteful, obnoxious, and even embarrassing to make mistakes as I’m writing so I’m quick to ensure my writing is done well in the first place. The result is less time spent proofreading and editing. What’s the point of making an eloquent, thoughtful response if your opponent can’t even read or understand your statements?In fact, I am. Well respected and awarded as well. but I don't take a lot of time here, as I'm usually doing two or three things at once. So, no editing or proofreading. I'm a published author as well. Have even been featured in a local publication. So, I'm OK with making erroros here.
Did you just run out of things to say?There's a belief in education that the weak need the strong as examples.