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Private Vs Public Schools
Posted 8/17/07
With the results of this year's A-levels (in the UK) just released on 16 August, it's sparked another debate about the increasing differences in grades produced between independent (private) schools and public schools.

For the UK, British exam boards have declared that rising A-level results are down to private schools whilst public ones fall even further behind. This means that the gap in performance is now at its widest for more than a decade.

Questions:
Did/Do you go to a private or public school?
Do you think going to either a private or public school would affect and/or improve your education and grades?
Are private schools worth paying the tuition fees?

Feel free to contribute any other viewpoints you have on this topic.
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Posted 8/17/07

animoo_x wrote:
Questions:
Did/Do you go to a private or public school?
Do you think going to either a private or public school would affect and/or improve your education and grades?
Are private schools worth paying the tuition fees?

Feel free to contribute any other viewpoints you have on this topic.


1) I do go to public school.

2) Changing to a private school really wouldn't do much for me other than maybe look a bit more impressive on a college application. I do what I need to do to pass nothing more and nothing less, after all schools really have ceased becoming a place of learning. All we are doing is memorizing what we are told and then regurgitating it back when asked. If we truly learned something in school it would stay with us for ever instead of a couple of years before it slowly faded away to oblivion.

3) I think they are worth the fees if you want the prestige that goes with the school name. In truth the reason for the difference in scores is because they are paid directly from the parents and the parents expect results. Unlike in public schools where it is a basically a public service and the teachers' pay sucks so all they concern themselves with is getting you out of their class for the most part.
Posted 8/17/07
omg! lol. cool topic. i love this kinda topic. i can relate but anyway

i go to a public school. but when i was in philippines i went to a private school.
and your grades being affected by what school you go to depends. i mean most private schools in 1st world countries would probablyhave better teachers than their public schools while in less fortunate countries (3rd world -lol)

going to a private or public school really does matter. in some 3rd world countries *talking about phil.* public school classes have around 50 or more students in one class. how are you gonna learn if there's too many people in your class and your surrounding is so filty and such.

and like i said, it depends. if for example in my case. in canada it might not be worth to pay for expensive tution fees just to go to a private school. (very expensive over here, btw)

but if was in phil. i would never even think about going to a public school. so yeah.
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no i dont
im not shure i dont really ask about these things
how am i suppose to know?
yeah im not very smart in this topic LOL XD
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^ lol
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never gone to private school, but public school is ok
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Posted 8/17/07

animoo_x wrote:
Questions:
Did/Do you go to a private or public school?

In elementary school, I went to a private school, then moved and went to a public school. I didn't go to middle school, but in high school, I attended that same public school and now I'm in a private university.


Do you think going to either a private or public school would affect and/or improve your education and grades?

I really can only compare private and public schools at the elementary school level, since I experienced both of them. I really didn't notice any difference at all, other than the fact that, at the private school we had uniforms. All the schools (both private and public - which would be three in all) have all been relatively tiny with decent class sizes. Actually, the class sizes in the public school were even smaller than the one at the private schools. Because of these numbers, the teachers were able to be more hands-on with us and help us individually if we ever needed it. I'm sure smaller class sizes does wonders for a child's grades & education.


Are private schools worth paying the tuition fees?

Tuition for privates schools tend to be so expensive because of the fact that they don't receive any money from the state/government. I'm not sure of the cost for the elementary school I went to, but the school I currently attend is pretty expensive, although I guess college in general is expensive.
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I went to a private school and I can't say that it affected me much, but I have to admit that when I transferred to a public school I had a lot more book knowledge than the other students.
I guess the parents of the students in private schools pay more attention to what the kids are doing because they're paying for the education.
Posted 8/17/07
Private schools are for rich peopel aren't they? And don't they usually have unifroms? I like that. Public school would be kinda fun to wear uniforms.
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I went and go to a public school....if we talking college that is.

I don't think public schools are any worse than privates. Its just that there are alot more bad public schools than there are private schools.

Frankly the only reason to pay for a private school is for the name. I think it is the same with colleges (more or less). Just because the private schools can hire well known noble prize winning professors, doesn't mean the professor knows jack about teaching. I learned so much more from lecturers than professors who can't string 2 proper english sentences together. I'm supposed to go to class to learn and not decode your puzzling english.



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-----Did/Do you go to a private or public school?
I've gone to both, but for the past *counts on fingers* 5 years its been a public school ^^

-----Do you think going to either a private or public school would affect and/or improve your education and grades?
I honestly think it does. I'm not sure but I would guess that private school teachers get paid more, money is a vital incentive to whether or not your school will be hiring qualified teachers. Public schools mean less pay, which means teachers that are less qualified and even less excited about the job. In a private school there is also better equipment and text books. You might luck out with a fantastic teacher who actually still cares about learning even though she has to get by on a public school teaching salary, but its rare. ^^'

-----Are private schools worth paying the tuition fees?
If you have the money, and your kid is not a complete idiot, then its definitely worth it! For one they're better organized. I never heard of kids running off during recess (yes, I'm talking elementary here!) in my private school, as opposed to public when it wasn't that uncommon of an occurrence.
Posted 8/17/07
yeah. aprents tend to pay more attention to their kids when they are paying for their kid's tution fee. unless they are like filty rich and all they do is work.
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Did/Do you go to a private or public school?
I currently go to a private school.
Do you think going to either a private or public school would affect and/or improve your education and grades?
Yes. Look at my private school, for example. All of the graduates go to univeristy. The public school kids do not alway end up in a university.
Are private schools worth paying the tuition fees?
my private school is quite expensive. I think it's worth paying the fees because it's real education we get. If it's not worth, then there wouldn't be like 200 people apply for my school every year..(only 40 get accepted)
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I go to a private school. ^.^

Um lets see... i don't honestly think that private school kids get better grades/ smarter than the kids that go to a public school. It all depends on the person. ^,^

ok the school I go to the tuition is a couple grand a year.... my parents think it is worth it.... I don't think it is =P
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Posted 8/17/07

animoo_x wrote:

Questions:
Did/Do you go to a private or public school?
Do you think going to either a private or public school would affect and/or improve your education and grades?
Are private schools worth paying the tuition fees?


I go to a tutorial school. Meaning I go to a private school once a week and I am home schooled the rest ^_^ we have to do a ton of work though <_<

I do think my private school has influenced my grades. it is very small and inexpensive, but we get to do things like cadavers and visiting high tech weather stations.

I would say most private schools that would be a no. They are waaayyy to expensive. My school only costs $180 per class per year. Public schools are good, they just spend money unwisely
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