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  •  I have come to the conclusion (2+ / 0-)
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    (which may be completely wrong I admit), that public schools were called so as they were done in public rather than the home. The British are terribly literal in their choice of names. Wealthy people were already being privately educated (and having their children privately educated) by tutors at home. When they were no longer being taught at home and instead either took lessons with other wealthy people at schools where children were sent away from home to study, they were public rather than private home schooling. What the americans call public schools are called state schools as they were set up by the state (see what I mean by literal?). This is my theory ... as I said it could be completely wrong, but I think I am on to something here ... :)

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 05:53:15 PM PDT

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    •  it seems that I am wrong (0+ / 0-)

      according to the below:

      http://www.funtrivia.com/...

      but correct according to the following:

      http://www.translatum.gr/...

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 05:58:23 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks, NYb ex, Now I am Thoroughly Confused! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        Convict Bush, Cheney and their torture cabal. Support single-payer health care,unions, and WikiLeaks.

        by Justina on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 06:16:08 PM PDT

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        •  I think if we look at it logically and (0+ / 0-)

          historically, my point holds and the person in the second comment raised both; but if you think about it my view covers the other one as well. Public in that they are not the personal provision of people in the sense of private tutoring and that "theoretically" they were open to those that could afford them (and were not done privately at home); of course to this day working people cannot still access them. I think I am right though and people are interpreting the name in a modern context.

          "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

          by NY brit expat on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 06:24:09 PM PDT

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          •  on the other hand, it could be public as opposed (0+ / 0-)

            to religious (now called independent) schools! HAH! :D

            "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

            by NY brit expat on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 06:30:21 PM PDT

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