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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

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    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.
    that's why so many concerned parents will almost kill themselves to live in an area with good public schools. Its why many of them oppose section 8 housing being placed in what is normally high property tax areas. I used to represent a public school system-it was a mix of most of the upper middle class blacks in greater cincinnati and middle to upper middle class whites. The school was the product of a merger. I know the black leaders of the area were highly opposed to government plans to put S 8 housing in the area. These people had worked hard to live in the area with good schools (as opposed to say moving to a white area where their kids would be a small minority or staying in Cincinnati and getting stuck in pathetic all black schools) with lots of hard working black kids and the last thing they wanted were people they thought were as interested in keeping the schools excellent



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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    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.
    There is no need to call the majority of the population gang-bangers or stupid.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    When I was having children (a little over 30 years ago), public schools were still adequate, but I started seeing a decline toward my oldest son's early high school. If were having children now, it would be private schools for me, but all the home-schooled children that my younger friends have do very well. I just don't have the patience to teach.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    There is no need to call the majority of the population gang-bangers or stupid.
    I'm saying that the majority of stupid gang-bangers go to public schools, not that most people are stupid gang-bangers. Sorry for the misconception.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    I was home schooled and I would strongly recommended it. I would home school my kids if it was solely my choice, but that's a decision for me and my wife to make together whenever I get married and have kids.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    All I know is that my children will not be schooled in the public system. Probably private school instead. My experience of public school was that it held me back when I had the capacity to move much, much further with my education.

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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Public school in all liklihood, but I do find the idea of homeschooling incredibly appealing - I would love to define my child's curriculum. I would love the opportunity and flexibility to teach in a natural environment, which can add so much meaning to what's being taught. And I would love learning alongside my child.

    Still, I think there's a lot to be said for the standard education. Growing up with your cohort. Exposure to lots of different perspectives. The sense of independence a child gets from having their own "job."

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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I'm saying that the majority of stupid gang-bangers go to public schools, not that most people are stupid gang-bangers. Sorry for the misconception.
    I'm glad you clarified since not all public schools house stupid, ignorant gang banging **** heads and it certainly doesn't mean that private schools don't have issues with children (and their parents in some instances) who do the same sort of crap you mentioned about public schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was home schooled and I would strongly recommended it. I would home school my kids if it was solely my choice, but that's a decision for me and my wife to make together whenever I get married and have kids.
    If I had a choice (I don't) I would home school my own children. My ex-sister in law home schooled her girls and now one is a cardiac surgeon and the other is an accountant. She did an excellent job and both girls did exemplary work in college and beyond.
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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?
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    There is no need to call the majority of the population gang-bangers or stupid.
    but the majority of the population IS stupid...
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