Public vs. Private

  • and oh it's a shame

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    I'm just sick of public schools in my town right now, which is why I started this thread in the first place.
    My town currently has a 3 million dollar deficit, so they're cutting funding.
    The teacher's contracts aren't being renewed, so the union has told them that they can't stay after to give kids extra help.
    The foods program has been cut completely from the high school curiculum.
    The middle school is cutting it's music program, which pisses me off specifically; I made so many friends in band and chorus, and to know that younger kids are going to be denied that...it's sickening.
    I just found out yesterday that they're also cutting AP music theory at the high school next year.
    It's kind of tragic, everything we need and love to keep us afloat is basically being ripped away.
    June 14th, 2008 at 06:29pm
  • the dream maker.

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    I really can't judge since I've been to private my whole life.

    But I'm used to it. I'm okay with the uniform thing because I don't get the chance to shop a lot and I'm not too fond of the idea of waking up every single morning thinking, "What am I going to wear today?" At my school you can wear makeup and dye your hair (excluding some colors, of course). And I don't mind that it's religiously based, but that's because I'm Catholic. The only thing that sucks is that some of the computers, books, desks, etc. are crappy because all the funding comes from tuition, not from the government.

    But I've heard people at private schools get a better education. I don't know if that's true or not.
    June 15th, 2008 at 06:55am
  • Angelus.

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    I go to a private school =)

    I like it - you don;'t have to worry about what people think if your clothes because of the uniform, the education is pretty good, and the food is ok.

    The things I don't like are that you're not allowed to dye your hair unnatural colous, or have piercings/tattoos etc. And my school is all girls. But that's ok, because the boys school is just across the road ;) And because it's all girls, we're free to talk about what we want (including guys), and act how we want, without having to worry about guys. :XD
    ALSO, I hate the way people seem to think that people who go to private schools are snobs. I really really hate that.

    soyeah

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    xoxox
    June 15th, 2008 at 04:27pm
  • Jonne Aaron.

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    I go to a public school, but I've never been to private.

    And of course, because it's Australia, we all wear uniforms anyway.

    The private school in my area is in fact quite expensive to go to. Some multi-thousand-dollars a year.

    I don't see any real difference between the two, aside from the fact that the private school is Anglican.

    Personally, even though I think my school is an absolute piece of shit, I'd rather go there than the private school. I don't like the idea of having to wear a skirt and not being allowed to wear my makeup.
    June 18th, 2008 at 10:18am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    My school, and not meaning to sound uptight or anything, is 10 grand a year. We can barely afford to pay it. But my mum insists on my going there.I mean as opposed to the school that I want to go to, which is $350 a year.

    Another downside to the private schools, in my area at least, is that they are not co-ed schools. They are either all girls or all boys.
    June 18th, 2008 at 10:45am
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    My school, and not meaning to sound uptight or anything, is 10 grand a year. We can barely afford to pay it. But my mum insists on my going there.I mean as opposed to the school that I want to go to, which is $350 a year.

    Another downside to the private schools, in my area at least, is that they are not co-ed schools. They are either all girls or all boys.
    All the girls I've talked to that go to all girls schools love it cause they can really let their guard down, what with there being no boys around.
    Cause boys make girls act stupid.
    But my guy friend hates going to an all guys school.
    Once, he told me that there was PDA at his school on Valentine's Day, and I was like "Ummm, I wish I had been there."
    :XD
    June 18th, 2008 at 07:41pm
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    ^You'd be surprised how much bitchiness there is at a private all girls school. They have no contact with guys, so they fight over the ones they meet on the bus. We've had numerous fist fights.
    June 19th, 2008 at 11:08am
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    I used to go to a public school
    and now I currently attend a private school.

    To me there's no diffrence between the two
    besides the fact that private schools make you wear uniforms
    and their more religiously based.
    But, really in my town all your doing when you send your kid to private school all you're doing
    is making them dress in ridicious uniforms and paying extra money
    for nothing.

    But, I guess some parents/kids like the thought of being in a private school.
    June 20th, 2008 at 09:25am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    ^You should probably make your font bigger. It's too hard to read. :tehe:

    There is actually a difference between private and public schools. Private get their money from student fees whilst public are government funded. Private are stricter, whilst in most publics, you can get away with wearing jewlery and dying your hair.
    Private generally have better facilities than Public. Where I live anyway.
    June 20th, 2008 at 11:09am
  • SNATCHLIPS

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    ^You should probably make your font bigger. It's too hard to read. :tehe:

    There is actually a difference between private and public schools. Private get their money from student fees whilst public are government funded. Private are stricter, whilst in most publics, you can get away with wearing jewlery and dying your hair.
    Private generally have better facilities than Public. Where I live anyway.
    It's the same where I live.
    I've been to a public school and I go to a private school now. The private school I go to now is so much better than the public one. I could barely read or write when I was at the public school, the teachers were slack and wouldn't help you, we had split classes and funds were very low. There are so many more opportunities at the school I go to now, even though some things suck, like compulsory religion, sport and the uniform. The 'no-boys' thing doesn't bother me.
    June 20th, 2008 at 01:15pm
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    ^You should probably make your font bigger. It's too hard to read. :tehe:

    There is actually a difference between private and public schools. Private get their money from student fees whilst public are government funded. Private are stricter, whilst in most publics, you can get away with wearing jewlery and dying your hair.
    Private generally have better facilities than Public. Where I live anyway.
    It's the same where I live.
    I've been to a public school and I go to a private school now. The private school I go to now is so much better than the public one. I could barely read or write when I was at the public school, the teachers were slack and wouldn't help you, we had split classes and funds were very low. There are so many more opportunities at the school I go to now, even though some things suck, like compulsory religion, sport and the uniform. The 'no-boys' thing doesn't bother me.
    I see. At my town everything is the same. I guess my town hates diffrence.
    *sigh* My town is so boring with it's same public and private schools.
    The only thing that's diffrent is that the public schools get cooler classes like photography because, they get goverment funding.
    The pirvate school that I attend is actully really poor. Haha.
    June 20th, 2008 at 09:08pm
  • The Brightside

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    My school, and not meaning to sound uptight or anything, is 10 grand a year.
    That's the same for my school too, but I think for year 11 it's 12 grand a year. (They feel the need to bump up the price for seniors somehow)

    It's an alright school, the people really shit me but then again I generally don't like people so whatever.

    I really don't like the prejudice though, because when I walk around in town in my uniform afterschool a lot of kids from other schools look down at us because they assume we think we're better than everyone else because of how much we pay for school. We're not all snobs.
    June 21st, 2008 at 12:54am
  • SNATCHLIPS

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    I hate the reputation that comes with going to a private school.
    The all girls schools also have a repuatation for being sluty as well, which is nice.
    June 21st, 2008 at 08:11am
  • kafka.

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    I like my school, it's like a private school only public.
    Actually I think it has two private classes too.
    Whatever.
    It's really fancy, old and strict. It's like the third best school in the whole country. :cheese: Everyone's super-smart and kids from other towns come here. And you need to get perfect grades. There is a school foundation and because of the numerous awards, high concentration of super-smart kids and political affiliations of our principal the school's rather rich. I mean we manage, we have three buildings one of which is 110 years old, we're building an other one. We have all kids of cool stuff, like computers and fancy spots course. They're discussing uniforms but either way they're rather strict when it comes to how we dress/look. And you need to go to class and have a good attendance, or they'll expel you. Also unofficially, form teachers ''convince'' kids with -really- bad grades to ... change schools.
    -sigh-
    It's not how most public schools are so I like it.
    My brother's school on the other side is horrible.
    June 21st, 2008 at 10:17pm
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    My school, and not meaning to sound uptight or anything, is 10 grand a year.
    That's the same for my school too, but I think for year 11 it's 12 grand a year. (They feel the need to bump up the price for seniors somehow)

    It's an alright school, the people really shit me but then again I generally don't like people so whatever.

    I really don't like the prejudice though, because when I walk around in town in my uniform afterschool a lot of kids from other schools look down at us because they assume we think we're better than everyone else because of how much we pay for school. We're not all snobs.
    Same with me. Our uniforms have to be knee length and we have to wear blazers outside of school. Alot of people immediately assumes you're really snobby cause you're forced to wear a formal uniform.
    June 22nd, 2008 at 08:53am
  • libbey crocodile.

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    I find that Private school isn't a big thing where I live. I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Yeah... not so much a big population.
    In my city, there is one private school, and it is a Christian school as well. More so though, it is just tougher and more strict.

    Public school isn't a big, disgusting deal. It's normal. Not like it is portrayed in movies and books.
    We only have the Public School System, the Separate School System - which is just the Catholic schools, not private - and the Private school, Luther.
    Personally, I like my public school.
    June 24th, 2008 at 01:48am
  • Holly.Is.Retro

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    I've been in a public school my entire life, but recently I have a new friend who came from a private school, and she likes public school more. I've always asked her why, and she only replies with that her provate school was strict with everything. They wouldn't let the opposite sex converse with each other at all.

    I find nothing wrong with public schools, I think they're pretty okay. I just like to ignore the fact that we can't afford new or stable text books, though.
    June 24th, 2008 at 06:10am
  • FueledByAmy

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    ^ If public schools were better funded by the government, then you wouldn't need to worry bout the textbook issue! *sigh*

    I go to a private school, and they are soooo stingy with textbooks. I don't understand it. They have all of this bloody money, and then they never buy anything new that we need. Meh.
    June 25th, 2008 at 09:27am
  • mia bell.

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    I don't think it really matters, does it?
    It's still education, right?
    I don't know, really. Maybe I'm biased. Haha.
    June 25th, 2008 at 12:27pm
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    ^ If public schools were better funded by the government, then you wouldn't need to worry bout the textbook issue! *sigh*

    I go to a private school, and they are soooo stingy with textbooks. I don't understand it. They have all of this bloody money, and then they never buy anything new that we need. Meh.
    You're supplied with textbooks?
    I go to a private school and we have to buy our own.
    June 25th, 2008 at 01:10pm