Comment 11667

By Ted Mitchell (registered) | Posted September 13, 2007 at 10:32:53

Quoting Skool "Private school teachers actually know who you child is, what their strengths are, what their weaknesses are, & their health issues. They have a good understanding of who your child is as a student & a human being. They also do not waste your time & dodge meet the teacher interviews. They answer questions honestly because there is no need to do otherwise."

Actually this describes all the teachers my kids have had at a public school for a total of eight child-years so far.

If you want to talk about food allergies, that is what sends me as a doctor, because even the most rational parent goes insane when that diagnosis is predecided. So, expect LOTS of frustration from teachers and doctors on that one, sorry, because there is a very good chance that the child does NOT have a true immune-globulin mediated allergy in most cases. Not to say yours do not. But don't be surprised to be labelled as a bit of a loon, there is usually some truth in this generalization as far as teachers are concerned.

As for "Children have a right to research their own interest areas, & read things that may not be on the year's curriculum. This is learning too! " Right on, I could not agree more. We need more people to push this concept on public schools.

Another point I did not raise, but very important: Private schools go strongly against the general philosophy of density and walkability in cities. They promote car culture.

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