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    though I recognize the reasons why some people choose to abandon public schools.  not everyone is equipped to supplement the public system and the only interventions toward supplementing that would really work must be collectivee efforts, not individual ones, which is what most of those interventions, supplements or alternate choices always end up being.

    In my opinion, this is the true tragedy; not simply that our public education system -- which was once one of the greatest resources we had as a nation both for democratization of both the body politic AND opportunity as well as an economic engine has been purposefully monkey-wrenched and allowed to decay -- but also that what it represented in terms of a true value of the commons is being equally undermined as the only really workable alternatives are those that push us more firmly into the libertarian aradise of individual choice and action for those who are able in terms of resources whether they be financial, time, expertise or emotional.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 05:48:55 PM PDT

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    •  Yes it depends on the individual child and that (0+ / 0-)

      child's needs and what the public school can or cannot provide.  For some kids, they simply do not do well in a school setting, public or private and flourish in homeschooling or alternative educational programs.

      But I truly think the majority of kids will do fine in a public school if the parents and the faculty are truly engaged in providing a good education for the kids.

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      by wishingwell on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 06:43:39 AM PDT

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