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    Default Why are public schools seen as a lesser choice?

    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.

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    I have a great admiration for teachers !! You work so hard to achieve goals for your students and some times for what??

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    For the school my kids are enrolled in I'd think most/all the parents there have gone to great effort and put a lot of thought into their kids education, this means a higher calibre of peers for my kids. That sounds stuck up, but I've worked in public schools and cared for kids who attend public schools, my Dad's also an educational philosophy researcher & developer for the Min. Of Ed. in NZ and agrees it makes our school of choice better.

    I wouldn't apply that to all private schools, but imagine they're still better for that factor.

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    The ones areound here are terrible. Too many kids with problems that parents refuse to accept which means poor behaviour displayed in the classroom with no help for these kids. In a class of 33 year 3 kids, the teacher has to try to teach the 15 who are listening while another 3 have aide time or SEU time, and the other 15 are yelling, jumping out windows, running away, hitting others, screaming. These kids need help. The school can only do so much if parents refuse to have them tested.

    Also, govt grants to these public schools have to be used for things like removing asbestos, while at other public schools they can go on further resources like laptops in classrooms, extrnsions to buildings and upgrades to library books. A lot of factors make the schools around here a poor choice. I wrote a threwd on it in the education section after being called all sorts of things and being avcused of not wanting to support public schools because of the mentality thst private is better than public.

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    1) I think it really depends on where you live. I wouldn't send a my dog to the local public school. The public high school where my sister lives doesn't even offer a science. Her kids had to do science by distance ed in the back of a manual arts class. 2 of her kids wanted to medical related uni degree's.

    2) for us the religious side of private schooling is important.

    3) class sizes

    4) having a choice of what style of teaching your kids receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    The ones areound here are terrible. Too many kids with problems that parents refuse to accept which means poor behaviour displayed in the classroom with no help for these kids. In a class of 33 year 3 kids, the teacher has to try to teach the 15 who are listening while another 3 have aide time or SEU time, and the other 15 are yelling, jumping out windows, running away, hitting others, screaming. These kids need help. The school can only do so much if parents refuse to have them tested.
    This. In my experience it is very rarely the teachers in public schools that people take issue with. It is the behaviour of a such a large portion of the students and the blatant disregard of the parents that make it intolerable. And even then, it is on a school by school basis I think.

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    Are there any good public schools in Townsville? We can't afford private

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleandsam View Post
    Are there any good public schools in Townsville? We can't afford private
    I can ask my sister for you if you like. She is a primary school teacher in Townsville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pina Colada View Post
    I can ask my sister for you if you like. She is a primary school teacher in Townsville.
    That would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleandsam View Post
    Are there any good public schools in Townsville? We can't afford private
    Yep, around you there are a few good ones. Just not when you get to the outer suburts like I live or Loving6 lives, those are awful. That's where you find a higher proportion of parents who really have given up caring about their kids.


 

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