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dragoncar

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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2013, 08:45:00 PM »
His comment about private school pissed me off. Probably reading too much into it. I just don't like his holier-than-thou suggestion that private school is needed to find "standards" and "morals".



What's exactly your problem?  If his understanding of morality differs from the common person's it would naturally follow that he wouldn't want his children associated with that. 
If you wanted to argue the cost vs. benefit of private school, or other alternatives to public schools, go ahead.


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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2013, 08:52:02 PM »


I see.  So does that confirm that there isn't a real reason here, just a bigoted hatred for those who have certain morals?

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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2013, 09:37:45 PM »


I see.  So does that confirm that there isn't a real reason here, just a bigoted hatred for those who have certain morals?

Well I don't know what his "certain morals" are, so there's no bigotry on this end.  He, on the other hand, is the one trying to keep his children away from people without the right faith by sending them to private school. 

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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2013, 11:31:19 PM »
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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2013, 05:39:50 AM »
What's exactly your problem?  If his understanding of morality differs from the common person's it would naturally follow that he wouldn't want his children associated with that. 
If you wanted to argue the cost vs. benefit of private school, or other alternatives to public schools, go ahead.

I have no problem with private school, just his attitude that private school is just so amazing and wholesome. Dude probably drives by a public school every morning and says a prayer for all those poor souls getting a crappy faith-less education. The horror!

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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2013, 09:06:19 AM »
What's exactly your problem?  If his understanding of morality differs from the common person's it would naturally follow that he wouldn't want his children associated with that. 
If you wanted to argue the cost vs. benefit of private school, or other alternatives to public schools, go ahead.
I have no problem with private school, just his attitude that private school is just so amazing and wholesome. Dude probably drives by a public school every morning and says a prayer for all those poor souls getting a crappy faith-less education. The horror!
+1 and I would like to add an eye roll to people who think that private schools are infinitely better education than public thus guaranteeing better odds for their kids. I went to literally one of the smallest and lowest funded public schools in my state (which I'll admit the curriculum was a bit of a joke) but I got directly admitted into my program at college that most people have to apply after a year or two of general ed classes because of my high grades and SAT scores. I graduated in 3.5 years (most people take 5 when they don't get directly admitted) while working full time to support myself and now have a M.S. in accounting and have not relied on my parents for anything since i was 18.

I know so many people that went to my high school that swear their kids will never go there because it's such a crappy school (including a few that plan on homeschooling even though they barely graduated....) but never made anything of themselves. From my experience it is so much more on the parents to raise successful and well rounded kids than on the high school they are sent to

now that the thread is totally derailed ... I'm not sure I follow your last paragraph.  You say the parents are the biggest player in a successful child, but you look down at homeschooling?  If they did truly barely graduate (from HS?) they ought not home-school through HS, but it's probably fine for elementary.

Also, the original comment wasn't about the education.  It was about the faith and morals of private vs. public school.  Especially for certain religions, I don't see why that's a problem to want someone who is an expert on that religion to educate your children on that religion day-in and day-out.  Though again, I'm not sure it's worth paying tons of money for when you could do it yourself, if that's your thing.

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Re: This blog post will make your head explode
« Reply #56 on: August 01, 2013, 10:27:53 AM »

I personally cringe at home schooling because the people I've known who have done it were not suited for it and their kids suffered because of it both in learning basic concepts and in developing social skills. And the ones talking about it now talk about it in the context of sheltering their kids (i.e. bullying, bad influences, etc) instead of teaching them how to cope with the real world (bullies still exist in adult-hood unfortunately)

I'm not saying all private schools and home-schoolers are like that but that's been my experience. Of course I'm admittedly biased in that I'm WAY to cheap to spend that kind of money on something I could get for free and since I don't have or plan on having children I'm not making these types of decisions myself

That's a good point.  I used to live in a more rural area, and the home schoolers were all socially awkward and not that bright.
In St. Louis, the public schools are unaccredited because they are so bad, and private schools cost 10K+/year.  The result is a very solid home schooling association (i think there are actually 3 or 4 depending on which region of STL you live in).  I don't have kids, but those two factors combine to make home schooling a far better option, IMO.