Considering how today's adults and adolescents are I would send him/her to a private school. Look at how some of the younger people are turning out these days, if you want a good education and a better chance of them not getting into the "bad crowd" I would suggest a private school. Just check your options and the feedback of other parents at different schools before enrolling them into any one in particular..every school is different and some aren't as good as others whether it is public or private! Stay strong to whatever choice you make...after all it is your childs future!
depends on where i live because some places have great public education, while others are not so great
send them to public school and use the $$ I would have spent on private school for their college
It completely depends on what public and private schools are available. We have moved around quite a lot, and in some places the public schools were horrible, and private school was the only option. In others, the public school was pretty good, but the private school was still better. So in my experience, private school was always better. The important thing to know is that sending your kid off to a school just because it's private can be a big mistake. Let him or her shadow for a couple days in each school and see which one is better. That way you can make a good decision.
public school, I'm a kid who went to both. I like public a lot more than private. In private schools, it was hard to express yourself with uniforms, and the population of kids is smaller. Going to public school, your child is exposed to more, making them more experienced when they grow up.
We could afford to send our children to private school if we so chose, and we could afford to move to a "better" public school district. However, we still choose to homeschool.
We have a lot of acquaintances that are actually wealthy, and already live in "better" public school districts and/or could afford to send their children to the best private schools-yet they, too, choose to homeschool.
For my family, we have chosen homeschool because <I> believe that <my> children deserve a customized education tailored to fit their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and passions. No other education, public or private, can provide that so I prefer to take on the responsibility myself rather than outsource it to a system-be it public or private-that I do not feel could do as adequate a job as I can, when it comes to <MY> children.
I think private,since the public school system is so short of funding for kids who have borderline learning issues,so they are put on a program suitable for hamsters instead of a special ed helper.
I remember going to private education, I was just not really cut out for it myself I was kinda an urban kid living pretty deep in Detroit and going to this prepped up snobby institution that serviced a community I had never truly met before and although I can honestly say there were some truly brilliant teachers, these schools are given wayyyyyy too much leeway as to what they can do to your children, my brother went with me to this school and a teacher who had gotten angry at my 4 year old brother threw him into a chair and cut his eye open, no police were called and when may parents tried to file charges the prosecuter wouldn't touch it because it was a private institution. Get him or her or all of them in a good public school, with regular kids from regular families, private schooling is something a child just has to be born into and it's not fair to ask them to change in the middle of it all.
One of my reasons for sending my (now grown) kids to public school was that I didn't want them to be the only ones in the neighborhood not to go to the same school everyone else did.
Another reason I had was that I had looked at a brochure on a private school, and it said something like, "acres of wooded property" and "headmaster". It just struck me as potentially creepy, and I thought the chances of running into "perv freaks" for teachers were less likely in a public school, where things may be just more "public".
Sending them to the public school in my suburban town wasn't the best thing for them, though. While the school system is good, it isn't great; and all three kids were, in many ways, short-changed when it came to getting the best education available.
Maybe if we had moved to a town with a really excellent school system things would have been different, but - looking back - I have to say if I had it to do over again I'd opt for private schools. (That's easy for me to say now, though, because they're big; and I'm not worried about "weirdo pervs" running some private school. :) I'm thinking if they were little again maybe I'd still opt for the mediocre school over the the one on hundreds of "wooded acres". (Call me paranoid .)
it really depends how good the education is, where I live there is little or no difference between the public and private schools since the education is already at its finest status being one of the best highschools in the nation, to live in my town and send your kids to private school is a waste of money, according to my english teacher who has taught at my high school for 40 years, because public schools are unecessary here
1st thing I would do is to set up appointments w/both schools & come prepared w/questions.
2nd I would visit the schools my child would attend & spend an hour in several classrooms... as well as the lunchroom, PE & music classes.
Private schools as well as public schools have excellent, good & poor teachers. It is a parent's job to know what their child should be learning in each grade level. As a rule of thumb, private school teachers are paid less, have fewer resources, & are not as socially diverse. I feel good public schools offer a better curriculum, a diverse academic & social environrment, more competition, & most children leave well rounded & prepared for the "real" world.
You don't need money to go to private school, not a lot really. I go to private school, but I am a lower income child, with 2 other sisters that go. when you apply, you have to send in your tax results to some place, I am not exactly sure where, and then they figure out how much you should be able to pay, based on your financial situation and how many people you are supporting in your family. So my school costs $30,000 a year, and we each got scholarships of close to $29,000. Which is easier to pay that $30,000. We may have to cut back some, but it is worth it for me, because it is a really small environment, and you can do more, like last year, my whole grade, 52 students total(which is pretty big for the school norm is 40 students) went to London for a week and some, paid by the school. So because of the experiences I would receive, I chose to go to private school, because I could have gone to Stuyvesant, a well known high school in NYC, but it is very large, and I could have never gone to London in a school that big, because they just couldn't handle 1000 students together. So for me, the choice was made on the experience I would get, as well as the education. Hope this helped!
yea to i want my kid to be a air head
I have not had good experience with a lot of the people I've met from Private schools. I would move to a good public school system, and then save the rest of the money for a good college, like that other person.
I think public school is a better kick of reality than private.
um well ive been going to private school since i was 4 and i lov it. not all private schools are expensive. Mine is like 27,000 for middle school but its like reallly good. U could probly find one for like 2,000 and there is financial aid. just be warned private school kids are mostley richer than others so there is a lot of competition to be the best. The education is great tho and a lot of people who are well off went to privateskools
Public, because in most cases, a public school would introduce my child to a broader range of people (people with different social backgrounds, ethnicities, etc.) and my child would be able to learn a lot and benefit from that experience.
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