Re: Apples and OrangesMay 11 2011 at 10:22 AM
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Your post is just plain silly. Many terrific students come out of the public school system. Some students manage to survive home schooling. Yes, yes, yes. Private school students, however, get what they pay for -- they are constantly monitored so that they do not fall off the grid and they are meticulously prepared for advanced studies. They are told again and again that they are intelligent and that they can make a real contribution to the world. For most boys at UCC or Crescent, school is a positive experience. For most boys in public school, it is not.
At the top private schools, most of the teachers have advanced degrees in their subject field and their "special" teachers (art, dance, language, sports) tend to have genuine expertise in their subjects. They connect with students in as way that makes them want to succeed at university.
I'm a big supporter of public education but many people are waking up to the fact that their children's needs are not being well-served by the public system. New private schools are springing up everywhere and the public system is starting to feel the encroachment. The TDSB now has a policy in place which prohibits teachers from writing letters of reference for students who are applying to private schools. Can you believe this?
Re: Apples and Oranges - Anonymous on May 11, 11:35 AM
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