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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

    my kids are too young; but it will probably depend entirely on the school system we end up living in. i was fortunate enough to go to a very good public high school, but we were an engineer town (Huntsville, Alabama), and the parents were heavily involved in making sure that that school was quality. If we were fortunate enough to live in such an area, then we will send our kids to public education.

    failing that, however, we will probably send them to private high schools. We read regularly to our three year old (the two month old not so much), and he knows all the letters, numbers, etc; so I'm fairly certain that the home environment is the dominant factor for younger education. we might do private middle schools if the public ones are just horrendous, but until they hit their teens i'm less concerned about the influence of the school. they will certainly have to answer to me for their education, and summers will not be scot-free.

    as for homeschooling, my wife was home-schooled when she was younger, but frankly cares less about education than i do. since i am the breadwinner, she would have to home-school the kids and she doesn't want to. I'm fine with the idea; but i think that i can 'home school' my kids even while sending them off during the day. parental involvement in homework, reading assignments, etc. is a dominant factor in a childs' education.


    a point, perhaps, to bring up is that we are not sure at all that we will be paying for college. i'm beginning to think that 1) upper education is being inflated, 2) degrees that aren't directly related to your job aren't all that helpful, certainly not as much as several years of experience and 3) if you don't work for something, you won't value it. So i will probably either encourage my boys to do a stint in the military first and go to school on the GI Bill, or offer to match them dollar for dollar for every scholarship or job dollar they put towards their own education. that way when they get into the higher stakes play of college, they have some skin in the game.
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    I was private schooled and I'd never do that to my kids. Both of them are in public schools, are straight-A students and are in an excellent school.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    i was fortunate enough to go to a very good public high school, but we were an engineer town (Huntsville, Alabama), and the parents were heavily involved in making sure that that school was quality.
    Grissom by any chance? I taught at S.R. Butler HS for 9 years. now that place was a ****hole. I wouldn't send a retarded hamster to school at Butler.
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    My daughter went to private Christian schools up until college. She went to college and got her bachelors in environmental engineering.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Grissom by any chance? I taught at S.R. Butler HS for 9 years. now that place was a ****hole. I wouldn't send a retarded hamster to school at Butler.
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    and yeah, i would have much rather gone (for example) to that private Catholic School than Butler.

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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    Public or private. Not sure which.
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    Re: Public, Private or Home School

    I went to public school. Hated most of the social part of school, didn't mind most of the academic part of school. Don't think I would have had much of a different experience in private school. I was socially inept because of my family (poor and large, although the large probably wouldn't have been a huge issue at a Catholic school) and because I just don't fit in very well anywhere. Luckily, as an adult, I have come to accept this and learned how to deal with those few adults who are as immature as school kids.

    Most likely will send my kids to public school. My husband has mentioned a couple of times that he would prefer to homeschool the boys, but I don't have the patience nor the ability to provide the majority of my kids' education. I will be very involved with their learning though. I have found that I love it every time I discover that my almost 3 year old has learned something new, usually something the hubby or I have taught him. Although it is interesting to find he knows things that I can't remember ever exposing him to. And both him and his brother love to bring me books to read to them. Their current favorite is Green Eggs and Ham. Had to read it 3 times in a row last week to my 18 month old.

    Private school might be an option in the future, but only if public school isn't working and we can afford private.
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