In our neighborhood the well of send the kids to private/catholic school and the lower class goes to the public school. We consider ourselves to be upper middle class but really want our son to go to public school. The public school kids are a bit more unruly, etc....I know this because I put my son in a summer program to test it out. Dh and I are now seriously considering catholic school due to the more structured environment. My son thrives with structure and does not do well with much "free time". He is going into 1st grade. How important is overall school environment to you?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in General Parenting
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I attended both public and private school growing up so I'd like to share my perspective. When I transferred to a private school in 7th grade there was a definite improvement in the kids' behavior in class. But outside of class they were far worse. Many of the kids were disrespectful to the teachers and looked down on them. And drinking and drugs were much more prevalent in the private school than they ever were in my public school.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 9:37 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by pierresmom at 9:39 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
What I think is most important is to spend time at any school you are considering and evaluate that individual school. In the area where I teach now I would never send my child to a private school. They are even more underfunded than the public school and have much larger classes sizes. Plus, over my years teaching public school I know about a a half dozen teachers who were asked to leave my school for poor performance and then got jobs at private schools. Becauseprivate schools pay less many teachers prefer teaching at public school. Sometimes they end up at private schools because it's the only job they can get.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 9:41 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
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