What is better.....public schools or private schools?

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    I've never been to a private school only public. So i can only talk about my experience in public school. I had a great experience in public schools. All my friends from the neiborhood went there so it was very easy to have somebody come over and do homework together. My teachers were awesome. Except this one.....
    I was able to join many different activities like play the violin, piano, choir, and of course girl scouts. Throughout my school years my teachers were very supportive and helped me whenever i needed some academic help. I had no problems in public school whatsoever as far as how i got treated. I guess just because i had less money than the person next to me the teacher didn't mind giving me the same education.
     
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    Private schools are generally better since they are not forced to take the dregs and generally just get the cream of the crop.

    consider if we only had private schools?

    Or consider if private schools continue to take money and the cream of the crop from public schools.
    A further class division will happen. Which is exactly what many want.
     
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    That is definitely the view of social Darwinist's promoting economic classism.

    I think computers wreck that entire paradigm. We can make computers and software so cheaply that very good education could be available to every kid that wants to learn. Lots of poor kids are sabotaged by their environment and I think that is what some people want.

    It is just so curious that our educators and economists have never suggested something as simple as mandatory accounting in the schools.

    And then the Vero Beach high school experience with computers in 1987 is not shouted from the roof tops.

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    The computer as education panacea in schools has failed. And failed on a large scale, that is why nobody mentions some school from 1987. All the other (recent and relevant) research shows that cheap computers and software do not help kids learn or become better students.
     
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    What is better.....public schools or private schools?


    Depends on what one looks for.

    An actual education that builds skills leading toward gainful employment? Private.

    A thorough indoctrination if Liberal hive-mind concepts, though lacking in teaching the requisite skills for preparation of welfare applications? Public.
     
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    no. sorry. Not completely true. There are many private schools that specialize in the dregs who get thrown out of public school. How do I know? My former company transported for 2 of them.

    The fact that this was asked as a serious question is frankly silly. Homeschooling is best 80% of the time if the parents have the time and ability to do it. Private school is almost universally better than public. They don't have bloated overhead or unions protecting incompetent teachers.
     
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    As a student I attended both, and I taught in the public schools. For the most part, private schools are more efficient.
     
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    Like Bush and Kerry and McCain?
     
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    Private schools gave the world Barak Obama....

    This is some what of a conundrum...
     
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    And Obama.
     

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