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    Cool Who is wealthy but chose Public schools?

    there are so many threads with people talking public versus private, but I wonder how many people who could choose private school decide to go public? It seems most of us who choose public have our values but also just plain cannot afford anything else. So if we could, would our pro-public values change? Is there anyone who truly could have sent their kids private but sent them public as their first choice?

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    Whilst I probably won't have the resources to send DD to a private school when the time comes, I can tell you honestly (and the people who know me IRL will confirm this) that she will ONLY ever be going to a PUBLIC SCHOOL! I am a public school teacher and wholeheartedly support public education.

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    We could choose private but at least for primary school will not be. I would rather our children grow up with and socialise with our neighborhood

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    I'm a catholic school teacher, was educated in Catholic schools & will only be sending my children to Catholic schools.

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    When the time comes to my daughter going to school she'll be going to public school. We can afford to send her to private but we are very pro-public.

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    We move too often with DH job to send our kids to private school. If we never moved they would certainly be in private schools. I am although very pleased with the public schools we have dealt with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat1341 View Post
    was educated in Catholic schools & will only be sending my children to Catholic schools.
    This! Both DH and I went to catholic schools and ours will be too..

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    we can afford to send our kids to private school from prep-12.

    however, we'll be sending them to the local primary school and then go private for highschool.

    I went to local primary / private high and definitely think I turned out the better for it.

    My DH went public the whole way through - won a scholarship for private high, but wanted to stay with his friends. (DH is also incredibly, naturally smart/bright and would have succeeded in any situation).

    At the end of the day, you need to do what is best for your own kid and different kids will have different needs.

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    regardless of our finances DD will go to the closest school, which happens to be public. convenience is more important to us (though Im thinking of home schooling anyways)

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    I second Zeph - I'm not a teacher but I would be going back on every single view I have ever held if I sent my children to private schools. We would be able to afford private schooling (I think) but there is no way I would do that.


 

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