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  • Yes, I have children and they are/will attend public

    8 25.81%
  • Yes, I have children and they are/will attend private

    5 16.13%
  • Yes, I have children and they are/will be home schooled

    3 9.68%
  • No, I don't have children but I plan on public education

    8 25.81%
  • No, I don't have children but I plan on private education

    4 12.90%
  • No, I don't have children but I plan on home school educatio

    3 9.68%
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Public school is a joke in America. I call it "conformist fascism". I was public schooled and hated it because of the focus of attention based on intelligence. If you're on the right side of the bell curve, you're essentially left alone and not nourished academically - while the teachers give futile effort to the dullards and those on the wrong side of average. This is all because every parent tells his or her child that he or she can grow up to be president.

    It's not politically correct to tell a kid that you're just f'n stupid, and that you don't need more than rudimentary skills to fulfill your career of pumping gas or asking people if they want to super-size their #3. There's some belief that you have to reach every kid, and that you cannot tell early on who's destined to be a doctor or lawyer, and who's destined to be a factory grunt.

    If and when I have children, I would never expose them to that environment. I would put them in an establishment that catered to their abilities and strengths.

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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    My two older kids (biologically mine) went to public school and had no problems. My two adopted sons were developmentally delayed and struggled with public school. The teachers found it easier to label them "trouble makers" than to deal with their learning disabilities. So we pulled them and they are now home schooled.

    IMHO, public school is fine for the "average kid". but if you are smarter than average or below average, public school is a disservice to you.
    I've had this same experience.

    My son is adopted and my daughter is mine biologically. My son has a host of medical issues that he still struggles with and public school hasn't been kind to him.

    When they first entered school, my then husband and I enrolled them into a private Catholic school. My son did OK (he was at that time undiagnosed with a differing things, so that explains why he only did OK, but they did seem to WANT to help him succeed) and my daughter was off the charts.

    Then when only one of us was employed, we couldn't afford the tuition, so they went into public school. Their education has been only satisfactory, but since I worked for the school district shortly after enrolling them, I was a VERY strong advocate and was extremely involved in the entire educational process. I no longer work for the district but the people there still know me and know my expectations for my kids. I'm sure they see me coming and cringe.

    I am not really thrilled with the NCLB and haven't been a fan since it's inception. It's been my experience that most teachers want "cookie cutter" children and my son does NOT fit that at all. I believe in holding my son responsible for his part, but I also don't let teachers label him a "problem" simply because he is going to take a little more effort in some areas (mostly organization and planning). I've been told numerous times that they don't have "the time" to help him. Bull****. I work sixty hours a week and run a household with two teenagers and I have time to be actively involved in their school work and activities.. surely they can help out in small but significant ways.

    My daugher is in AP classes and while my son is very bright as well, he does have some things he struggles with and needs a little boost in some areas. Schools always tell me they want 'involved' parents.. but yet when parents DO get involved, it bothers them.

    If I had a choice, I would home school them both, but unfortunately, I don't have that option.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    I went to public school. It was a decent school system, and I got a good education. I was adequately prepared for college, and did well there.

    As long as the public schools in the area where I live are of decent quality, I will most likely send my children there when I have them. If not, then they will most likely go to a non-religious private school.

    They will absolutely not be homeschooled. I know a few people who were homeschooled, and none of them are well educated. Not all parents really try all that hard when they homeschool their kids, and even those that do try aren't trained educators.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    When I grew up Cincinnati had two good private schools one very good public school (we lived in the city of cincinnati and that was the magnet school-you had to test to get into it Walnut Hills) and a very good Jesuit school (St Xavier) which was not an option since my mom-a big planned parenthood advocate wouldn't have anything to do with a Catholic school.

    So I spent my first 6 years at one-it was girls in the upper school but went COED when I would have in in the upper school. It came down to Walnut Hills and the other private school-I went back and forth back and forth and went to the private school My father had gone to the same place but then to a boarding school which I was no interested in. (One of my brothers went to a prep school though)

    this placed kicked my butt which was good-I partied freshman year in college, cut lots of classes and still had a B average after that pretty much a 4.0 while playing a couple sports. My son is at the same place I went my last 6 years. The public schools where we live are good but they are huge



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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    I would want my kids to go to a public school for elementary and middle school so they can experience it, and understand how to socialize with less reputable people. For high school, though, the absolute best because that will determine where they go for college. I'll of course have to bolster their education while they're in public schools, and make sure that they're way ahead of the public curve so they can cope with the rigors of a good private school.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Excuse me, but "less reputable people".

    Wow.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    No children, but public education will be what I support.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Excuse me, but "less reputable people".

    Wow.
    some private schools exist to deal with children who got tossed out of public schools for everything from smoking weed to what might get you a rape indictment in some places



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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Excuse me, but "less reputable people".

    Wow.
    I could have said stupid, ignorant, gang-banging f**k-heads, but that doesn't sound very good. From my experience, a lot of those people can't afford to go to a good private school.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    How many people have children of grade school/middle school age and are they attending public school, private school or are being home schooled?

    What has been your experience in the quality of education your child(ren) are receiving in the choice you've made in their education and what do you believe could be changed in order to improve the quality of their education.

    As a side note - did you attend a public or private school, or were you home schooled and what was your personal experience? How does, say, public school eduation differ from when you attended? Is it better or worse than when you attended?
    I have 1 child in kindergarten and one in pre-headstart. Since I had already decided what I was going to do before I ever had my kids in regards to their education I will answer these questions.

    First I went to public school.

    As for my kids they too will be going to public school. However unlike how I was raised I plan to also give them an education at home. No way in H E Double Hockeysticks am I going to let the school system in the US be the sole teachers of my children. I am sending them to public school because A: I'm too poor to send my kids to private school and B: I don't know everything. But I CAN do my own research and make sure that what my kids are learning in school is accurate by using more than just 1 book as a source guide. (yes I plan to take a VERY ACTIVE role in my childs learning). I can also teach them things that public schools seem to be ignoring now adays due to political correctness.
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