I've just finished reading the recent posts in the "if you are wealthy would you send your children to a public school"(ish, can't remember exact title!) thread, and there was a big raging debate about public vs private. Which I always find fascinating.
It got me wondering, though.. why are public schools seen as an inferior choice? There was comment that class size doesn't impact as much as once thought, it's more to do with teaching style...
I am a teacher, and I work damn hard in my 4/5/6 grade. I'll admit, we've been doing a lot of work to prepare for NAPLAN, mostly persuasive writing as I know my students weaknesses, and their structure, language choices etc isn't up to gr 5 standard.. we'll be blitzed in the results yet again. (However our gr 5 cohort is less than 10, so it doesn't matter, that's the irony of it all)
I'm waffling, but it's because I've got to go to work and I was trying to do this in a hurry! I'll post this, and come back and elaborate on what I am trying to say.