That is certainly NOT why I believe private schools are better. I gave my answer previously and it did include issues such as more teacher accountability and smaller class sizes. Of course that is not the case at every school, I wouldn't know about every school. But in MY experience that is the case.
I believe private is better for my kids. And it has nothing to do with rich vs poor.
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20-04-2012 16:18 #61
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I don't think it is an anti-rich rant. It is what is portrayed by the media and has been mentioned by previous posters in this thread.
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20-04-2012 16:41 #63
I found the way it was written offensive. I haven't said anything here about the difference in children's behaviors at public or private as I knew I would get shot down. But I know others have. What they said wasn't that rich= better parents, merely that there are more difficult children at their local public school especially if it is in a low socioeconomic area. I don't know how you can deny that, I've seen it time and time again at my mums schools (outer northern Adelaide) vs my local school. I don't like it, it's sad but it is true in my experience.
And those difficult children unfortunately suck up teachers time
People aren't being judgmental, it's just a fact from their own experiences.
20-04-2012 16:47 #64
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20-04-2012 16:53 #65
Definitely takes more teaching skill to cater to more problem kids (in lower socio economic areas) and find more creative ways of engaging students.
The quality of teachers is exactly the same. Sure there are perks of private schools such as often better resources and equipment but even that isn't always the case.
I think it comes down to the AREA of the school more so then whether it is private/Christian or state
20-04-2012 17:05 #66Senior Member
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I think delirium's point was very valid. The question was "why are public schools seen as lesser". Her post was completely relevant to the question.
I agree with her, in our society more expensive is seen as 'better'. "You get what you pay for" is a telling sentence that people use often.
That doesn't say ANYTHING about rich vs poor, simply people's spending habits. I outearn a friend of mine by... I'd imagine... at least 4 x. She sends her DD to a private school in the Northern suburbs.
20-04-2012 17:15 #67
This however is not only the realm of private school parents but those ardent 'supporters of public education' whose children WILL go public because it is aligned with their politics.
Schooling choices which are made solely for these reasons are both mis guided and neither have the child at the centre.
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20-04-2012 17:34 #70
She said there is an undercurrent.
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