Public vs. Private

  • and oh it's a shame

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    What do you think about the public school versus private school idea?
    Is one really better then the other?
    I go to public school, and it can be a real pain in the ass when it comes to government funding and whatnot; right now, there is a huge budget problem in my town, so they're getting rid of the foods department in the high school and the music program in the middle school.
    But a lot of private are religiously based, and you have to wear those damn uniforms.

    What do you think?
    June 9th, 2008 at 04:45am
  • Chain Me Free

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    I really liked private to be honest. But I was only 9 when I left it so I really don't know if it is worse when you get older or not. Public school is harsh and it can be awful when your school can't fund anything.

    I like the uniforms. Less hassle when it comes to people calling you names when it comes to how you dress.
    June 9th, 2008 at 04:57am
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    June 9th, 2008 at 06:00am
  • Chazz_MCR

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    Ive never been to a private school but in my area the private school students look down their noses at the public school students.
    Sorry that was a little off topic.
    June 9th, 2008 at 10:32am
  • Leonore Paisley

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    I prefer public school, because most private ones are religion based, and uniforms and rules, etc. Public schools aren't funded well, but oh well. If I had to wear a uniform I'd lose my sanity.
    June 9th, 2008 at 10:49am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    I go to a private school.
    It's strict. Catholic based. We have to wear uniforms. No hair dye (Although some people get away with it), No nail polish, no jewelery.
    It's all very formal, and we get detentions for the slightest things. Everyone expects so much of you.
    I would much prefer to go to a public school. More freedom.
    June 9th, 2008 at 12:05pm
  • the lover.

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    Private school makes me want to die. No, seriously. I'd much rather go to a state school in the middle of Birmingham.
    And I'm not sure if someone has pointed this out but in the United Kingdom a public school and a private school are the same thing whilst "public schools" are called state schools because they are funded by the government. Public/private schools in the UK are independently funded and they have entrance exams to determine scholarships, not to decide how many people get admitted. Admission is down to how many people they can afford to have in the year.

    ...Or at least, that's how it works in all the schools near where I live. :shifty
    June 9th, 2008 at 07:51pm
  • The Fantasy

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    I preffer public.

    I've always had this idea that people who were raised in private school will be in for a rude awaking when they get out into the "real world" (whatever that means), but lately I can't think of a good reason as to why I thought that.

    I suppose I thought that people who attended private schools were very sheltered and had everything handed to them on a silver platter.
    June 9th, 2008 at 08:02pm
  • Nora Grey.

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    I go to private; and to be honest, I love my school.

    We don't have uniforms, we have good facilities, we aren't religion based, and we have a lot of freedom. I know that that isn't your run of the mill private school, but it's a great school. The school promotes independence, so the teachers just think it's cool if you come in with a head full of pink hair.

    The other thing is, we mesh pretty well with public school kids, too. Our school is more casual even then theirs mostly, and a lot of kids are friends with local public school kids. For instance, some of my best friends go to the local high school.

    I love my school. :]
    June 10th, 2008 at 02:38am
  • Chain Me Free

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    I preffer public.

    I've always had this idea that people who were raised in private school will be in for a rude awaking when they get out into the "real world" (whatever that means), but lately I can't think of a good reason as to why I thought that.

    I suppose I thought that people who attended private schools were very sheltered and had everything handed to them on a silver platter.
    I hated go from a private school to a public school. I was so depressed when that happened. It just sucked.
    June 10th, 2008 at 03:02am
  • The Fantasy

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    ^ Why did it suck so bad? Not that public schools don't suck, I was just wondering why it sucked for you.
    June 10th, 2008 at 06:04am
  • nothing.

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    I don't like my school.
    It's semi private, and it's got no money. Everything there is old and crap.
    The only reason why people go there is because of the religion crap they get brainwashed with.
    June 10th, 2008 at 06:45am
  • natwerezompirenstein

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    Well, I go to a public / private school. public because it gets funds from the government, but private 'cause it follows the portuguese system and not the one in Macau. I use uniforms, but my school isn't religion based. And girls can wear pants and the uniforms ain't so bad compared to the rest of the schools here. Plus every school here has uniforms, but ours is not so strict unlike the public schools. I love my school, 'cause since we're kind of a private school, there are few students and it's better for classes. But, for example in Portugal, I prefer public universities to private. In general rhough, as long as the education is good, it's good for me.
    June 10th, 2008 at 12:37pm
  • what the chipmunk?

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    I think that with state schools, you get a brilliant diversity of people and it's more... normal, I s'pose. I can't really speak for private education but I think it could be a very strange environment where money could dominate. Then again, it could give a child a certain maturity about learning and I'm sure the education received is probably better and less... there are gaps in government funded education, sure, and I do remember having Geography text books from 1990 when I was in years seven to nine.

    I remember a girl who went to a British public school and she was shocked that I had half a brain while (sort of) attending a state school >_<, although she was a spoiled brat who, two and a half years later, I still dream about slapping.

    That's a tangent and I don't think I made a point (so let's make one!), but really, I don't think it matters at the end of the day. I half made a point earlier where I think private education could give more maturity when it comes to learning, due to being so expensive, but if you want to learn and do well - you will.
    June 11th, 2008 at 04:02am
  • Chain Me Free

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    ^ Why did it suck so bad? Not that public schools don't suck, I was just wondering why it sucked for you.
    I just didn't have any friends for the first half year I was there. I was very awkward. I had people talk behind my back about me about how weird I was. No one really welcomed me. It was just so different for me. I just lived in my head for a while after that. The time I moved was worse too because I moved right at the end of the school year for the grade so I didn't go to school until the beginning of fifth grade by then I was very depressed because my brother and sister already found someone in the town to play with and be friends with while I still had no one. I ended up wanting to kill myself at the age of ten (my mother knows this she gave me more attention for a while after that). By the time school did come around I was so desperate for companionship I would say random things to people in order to make friends with kids that seemed more popular; I blew it by talking to them apparently. I was very emotional too. I would cry every time I got in trouble, which was like 3 times. I was shunned for shopping at Gordmans while popular people already shopped at Hollister and Abrecombie. I ended up being friends with a few unpopular people who would talk about me behind my back. One even talking behind my back to my sister about how "weird" I was while I just invited her over to play with a few other "friends" of mine. I am more quiet because of that now. And according to many people I am unattractive. Nice right?
    June 11th, 2008 at 04:16am
  • Heartstrings.

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    I've been in a private school since I was a kid. Like six.
    Generally, statistically speaking, kids in private school in Singapore are considered to be more well-rounded because private schools are elite schools in singapore and they have a larger pool of government funding and more freedom of choice than public schools. Also the students get more extracuricular than normal schools.

    Since I've never been to a public school before, even since I was a kid, I cannot do a comparison since I only know statistics and facts. But to me, even though private schools are tougher and harder on students, they are also more conducive and we generally do better in nationwide exams.
    June 11th, 2008 at 02:58pm
  • prototype.

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    I came from a public school and now I'm studying at a private school.
    God, it was so hard for me to adjust. I hardly spoken on the first month:cheese:
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    Yeah, most of private schools are religion- based just like my school.
    My school's strict, especially with hairstyles and accesories. T_T
    Even if it's like that, I still like it and I don't know why. :tehe:
    :cute:
    June 11th, 2008 at 03:07pm
  • meeshell.

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    I go to a private school (Catholic Based) and it is harsh as hell. No jewlery, hair dye, ect.... But many people don't follow the rules. We wear uniforms, but I do enjoy wearing them sometimes because it would take me hours in the morning to get ready.
    -off topic-
    Our public schools aren't poor at all and are actually pretty nice. I'd much rather go to a public school.
    June 12th, 2008 at 02:43am
  • xxLiz

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    I went to Catholic school up until 8th grade, and it was really strict and uptight.
    I go to public school now, and it's a whole lot easier. It's just that in my school, since it's not too strict, some people are very disruptive, and I guess it's just not kept up as well as my old school was.
    June 12th, 2008 at 03:02am
  • The last Dagny

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    I want to go to a private school..so bad..i dont mind the uniforms and though i am not religious..i will just have to ignore that..but i have nothing against people who are...

    i think you get a better education at a private school.
    June 14th, 2008 at 05:43pm