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What Makes for an Ideal Public School?

 
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tasha1011
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: What Makes for an Ideal Public School? Reply with quote

There are different schools of thought that have impacted our public educational system today. This article asks "What makes for an ideal public school?" You can read about it at

http://www.suite101.com/content/what-makes-for-an-ideal-public-school-a323962
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Theodore
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(fixed your link)

Decent article, but again more of a theoretical overview rather than something that actually gives useful specifics. What we need is an article on what makes a good school (with examples), what makes a bad school (with examples), and how you get from one to the other. I would personally focus on class sizes (reverse correlation to test scores), start time (earlier = worse test scores), teaching methods (phonics and classic math as opposed to "Whole Reading" and "New Math"), discipline (lack of punishment for anything short of killing someone = bad), and rewards (make everyone a "winner" and nobody works hard to be one).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just gone through the article and it really nice i just love it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:49 am    Post subject: On ideal public school.. Reply with quote

If all educators put a greater effort in enhancing the cognitive abilities of all students through the use of available technologies, facilitating learning through the use of multiple intelligences, and concentrating on content mastery rather than feeding students the necessary information so that they can pass standardized tests.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: charter vs regular Reply with quote

I would be interested in seeing the difference in quality of schools based on charter vs regular public school, and see if and how much better charter schools are so that the rest can start to mirror them more possibly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: charter vs regular Reply with quote

cdp wrote:
I would be interested in seeing the difference in quality of schools based on charter vs regular public school, and see if and how much better charter schools are so that the rest can start to mirror them more possibly.

There may be such a thing, but since this is a homeschool forum, not a public school forum, you are not likely to find that information here. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charter schools obviously do better with students that have health problems or anxiety attacks or anything that can be made better by studying mostly at home rather than at public school. And in some states they're free to make their own curriculum rather than adhering to the official standard. However, that's only in some states, and the primary difference between charter schools and public schools is that charter schools are not forced to accept every student that applies. Public schools have to deal with the severely handicapped, special needs, children with allergies so bad they can die if they touch something with peanut in it, bullies (until they do something really serious, anyway), etc. All children that in my opinion shouldn't be lumped in with everyone else.

But the important thing to remember is that homeschooling stomps charter schools as well by a huge margin. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read your article and found it really interesting and useful. If these steps are to be followed then public schools will turn out to be a very useful place of getting right education.
Thank you for posting it! Smile
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