Why call it public school at all?

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Why call it public school at all?

Postby brettw777 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:03 am

I sort of ruffles my feathers whenever I hear the term "public school." They are government schools. I really wish EVERYBODY would stop calling it that. The reason is that there is no such thing as a public school in America. The word “publicâ€

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Postby 4given » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:43 am

Good point!

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Postby Jill » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:34 pm

I second the good point comment.
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Postby Katleeo » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:17 pm

I've never really thought about the real MEANING of "public school"....
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Postby TandLMommy28 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:12 am

I started (but have yet to finish) grad school at Pensacola Christian College and in History & Philosphy of Education my teacher always referred to them as government schools, never public schools. YOu aren't alone in that feeling!
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Postby Njmom » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:16 pm

Very good point, indeed!
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Postby LisaMKH » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:28 pm

I have taken to calling it government assistance. Think about it. It really is government assistance. Or it can be called welfare school. Regardless, parents need to take back responsibility for their children and rights too. Many parents just think they have to enroll their children. Then, they think they are not qualified to make decisions in their childrens lives. I did have my children in public school recently and cannot believe how much parents were scared or felt unqualified to make decision or even have opinions for their own children.

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Postby everydaylou » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:17 pm

I have taken to calling it government assistance. Think about it. It really is government assistance. Or it can be called welfare school. Regardless, parents need to take back responsibility for their children and rights too. Many parents just think they have to enroll their children. Then, they think they are not qualified to make decisions in their childrens lives. I did have my children in public school recently and cannot believe how much parents were scared or felt unqualified to make decision or even have opinions for their own children.


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Postby seekingmyLord » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:43 am

Frankly, I call it the the state-ran default educational system. Should the parents not choose to educate their by other means legalized by state laws then this is the default educational system provided by the state.

Another thing, homeschooling is not really legal in any state that has compulsory attendance laws. Homeschooling is illegal without exceptions provided in the state laws so the state can permit homeschooling. State permission is licensing, that is the state allowing one to do something that would otherwise be illegal. Think about driving: You have the right to travel freely, but it is illegal to drive without a license (state permission).

I think "public schools" would be more easily recognized as a state educational institution if all the children were required to wear uniforms...and even though that gets a popular vote with a large margin in my area, the local BOE continues to ignore it.

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Postby roma » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 pm

You have a good point. I am 62, and I remember when the government was not so involved. The education, and lunches were so much better.
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Postby heenakapoor » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:41 am

It is a good point but I think the public schools are called public school not government school because Government want to make them for public, which can not afford private schools fee for teach their children and when the children come in school, they don't think that they are come in a government school, even they think it is a public school and it have some discipline and rules and they should live also their in discipline. If children have some fear in their mind about discipline, they will concentrate on their study and learning and it will best for their future.


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