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What do public school kids think about private school kids? Be honest.

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What do public school kids think about private school kids? Be honest.

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I`m a public school kid, but the private school kids totally kill it in DECA but they have better training for it, so its not very fair.

Private school kids actually get a lot of advantages that don`t really seem fair. One of my best friends went to a private school and simply because their family has more money they get to go on amazing trips, have more skilled teachers, get personal iPads, etc, while in the public schools we don`t even get textbooks. My school is in a rich area yet the building still has asbestos and half the classes (and all of the grade 12 courses) don`t have enough textbooks for everyone. I think we would be better off if the money spent on private schools just went to funding education for everyone.

I think the system is giving the already priviledged kids another step up and ensuring that the income inequality continues.

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"I think we would be better off if the money spent on private schools just went to funding education for everyone."
People who go to private schools pay private school tuition on top of taxes that go towards public schools. It'd be slightly ridiculous to ask them to continue paying double tuition then putting that money towards public schools.
Income inequality is going to continue no matter what anyone does. That's just the way life works.
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Go live in China you bloody commies. Dont hate on kids with parents who make lots of money. There will always be someone who can afford more luxurious trips or cars than you can. We do not all deserve the same things. However, we all deserve what we need to be comfortable, educated people. You dnit need a teacher to learn. Buy a textbook. Dont make excuses why you are not better at deca. Study, study, study and you can learn anything.
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Stay in school and get an education and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Just because your family can't afford to send you to a private school doesn't mean the child of a family that can should not be rewarded with all that private school has to offer them. Afterall, their parents are paying for it and for the teachers' salaries. Did your parents even investigate sending you to private school? They have need based bursary opportunities and many kids are not full pays. Oh and by the way, private school is not a cakewalk...classes, mandatory clubs and cocurriculars from 8am-6pm, mandatory study from 7-9pm oh and then you still have 3 hours of homework. Work hard and you will be rewarded. Work even harder and you can send your kids to private school (a portion may be by bursary, but the opportunity is there). Good luck in university.
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i do not understand the point in arguing and complaining about "inflated grades," in private school, or in public,  because at the end of the day it doesn't matter. we all get into good universities and have the same chances of getting a good job (unless of course legacy plays a role, or you're going to be hired from your father's business). 


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I don't have an opinion on private school kids, since I haven't met one, but as for the private school system I don't think it is worth the money. I've been told that it is an "enriched" experience where students get more one-on-one learning opportunities and "higher-level" learning, but I don't think that will have a long-term effect on the student's success in life, since the skills and knowledge one learns in post-secondary education will be more useful to their career than private school. I believe that as long as one works hard in school and in life overall, they will make great achievements regardless of whether they went to private or public school as a child.
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I went to a public school and I got into top business programs like queen's commerce, Schulich bba, waterloo afm and rotman commerce. My parents aren't wealthy as they are first generation immigrants so I couldn't imagine going to a private school however i was still able to get into my top choices for university. Also, alot of my friends got into top programs as well and we all went to a public school.
Personally, I have nothing against private school kids, i just think they have more resources that can be really beneficial and helpful to one but if someone can't attend one, it's not the end of the world. From my experience you can get to the same destination provided that you really work your ass off!
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There are public schools just as easy as private schools so ppl should stfu about rich kids having an advantages. Night school is a joke
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Fair or not fair - people, life is unfair! What, do you want to leave in communism? It is also unfair when everyone put different efforts in work and get the same.

People who earn more usually (usually) are working very hard and smart to earn this money (We are not talking about drugs or weapon money)!!! So they can further invest in the economy and their kids education. It is the same as one person spend all money and another is putting aside for retirement. Do you think it is also unfair?
The same people ARE paying taxes from their money to fund public education.

Do you know that it is very good for the entire economy when people are spending money in the country. Extra spending in the private sector (like private schools) gives extra jobs to teachers, put money in their salary that they spend later on in the local grocery shops, crafts, clothing etc. that stimulates and give salary to everyone else.

Not all private schools are good, but those that are - they get better equipment, better teachers, flexible program. They also can test things that later on are getting accepted in public schools. North America is like this and so far it is working well, in my modest opinion.
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Please stop promoting this god damn school. Every other post you have on this site is about it. I don't care if you support private schools or not, but please stop this shameless advertising
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Money will buy you a better education.  AND perhaps in some cases buy you a better mark.  BUT not everyone with money has brains.  In other words, make sure the private school is reputable.  Also some need the hand holding/micro managing private schools can provide, but this will not be available to you in university.  Finally, lets face it private schools can help with networking and making connections.  Why do you think doctors are born to doctors etc...
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Private schools can run up to 50K a year.  So for the average family income, this is not happening.  I'm very proud to say I went to public school, graduated from uni and even paid all my tuition myself!  No handouts from my parents :)
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Just saying but the vast majority of private schools cot $5000-10 000, sometimes up to $15 000.  I can only think of one school that might cost over $50 000, and that's including full-time boarding, full meal plan, etc.  Also, I'd say the majority of private school students come from middle class or upper middle class backgrounds.  Don't paint everyone with the same brush.
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Are u kidding me?  5-10k/year....we are talking about private school not preschool!  Lol
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Religious private schools are usually in the 5-10k range, non-religious private schools tend to be higher.  I shouldn't have put it as the "vast majority," but from my experience over half of independent schools are religious - Catholic, Christian, etc. (I've been going to private school all my life and know most private schools in my area).  Plus, if you really need financial support they will give it to you; the high tuition is partially there to create an endowment for lower income students.
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Ummm yeah,  they do experiential learning trips for $5,000. 
Many of the prestigious private schools have bursary programs and they are given based on financial need. They also offer loan amounts as well. I've been to both a public high school and a private school and hands down the education and experience I received at private school were far superior than the public highschool. I did repeat several courses when I transferred because public high school just isn't at the same level. And I am a better student for doing that and was far better prepared for university as well. Not everyone can handle the rigours private school and not everyone needs a private school education to do well. To each his own. If your family has the money, try it. If they don't and you want to try it, look into it and ask about financial need-based bursary.
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i want to just conclude all of this. 

It is without a doubt that private schools give an advantage, in one way or another. Whether is is better amenities or grade inflation, it still is an advantage. However, there is one commonly overlooked aspect, the quality of the teachers. For many teachers coming out of edu school, they will always pick the public school system given the better pay+job security. Those who don't make it as public school teachers end up being supply teachers or private school teachers (essentially left over teacher/tier 2 teachers). So in reality, many, if not all public schools have this advantage.

Secondly, to that lady who won't stop shamelessly advertising that bs york school above, you are correct in that the students get more attention. However, more does not necessarily equate to a higher quality of learning. And in terms of your claim on emphasizing strengths,  there is little truth to that as all private and public schools adhere to more or less of the same curriculum. This uniformity in the school system means that private school can only accommodate for things like extra curriculars, etc. 

While it is true that private school kids receive more opportunities provided their 50k tuition, students in the public school system also have the same opportunities outside of school. I'm going to give the examples of science research opportunities. Many private schools will have better amenities for private school students and allow them to do research. However, I recently got hired at a lab downtown toronto conducting research (we have a collective $37million department budget). These things will only need to be accommodated with initiative by public school students. 

Last thing I want to touch on is the final outcome of students. My personal view is that private school students will never come close to experiencing the level of competition that top public school institutions will. Sure, they will compete with each other and other private schools in a sheltered environment, but have you seen the competition we experience? We have hundreds of thousands of kids fighting for the same positions in top IB and AP schools. These conditions breed a different kind of student altogether. Personally coming from one of those schools, I can confidently say that we have a mindset forged in an environment so toxic and competitive that we realize we don't need 50k a year to get into top schools. People form my school often make it to IVEY schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell+others like Johns Hopkins,etc and on full scholarships.) If you are fortunate enough to be someone described above, you will understand this mentality that has been nurtured from young age. 

To wrap things up, public school students will be often at a disadvantage but not to one that cannot be accommodated with initiative and strong work ethic. And the types of top students produced by these two vastly different systems is one of hardened victors and sheltered successes respectively. 

Cheers and best of luck with uni apps :)
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They are indoctrination camps that sell grades to elitists in training and are proof that any notion that academia is a meritocracy is erroneous. In the big picture they play a significant function in maintaining the privilege of the elite class and contribute to increasing income inequality.
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Honestly I really don't see the point of this argument. I've been in the public school system for all my life and attended a public highschool that was ranked in the top 15 of the Fraser report. My courses where hard but I'm in undergrad now and find first year manageable. I'm also in one of the most competitive programs in Canada, and the only reason I got in was because I had the incentive to work hard, my school was the opposite of grade inflation; so what did I do? I studied from AP and IB textbooks because that was the standard of the most elite highschool curriculum. The school doesn't matter, it's whether or not the student is willing to learn.
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Hmm. Well my vision is a bunch of rich kids (bc who knows how much tuition for private school is!), but other than that, I wouldn't view them as much different than public school kids. Perhaps since they pay so much for schooling, they probably work harder to get higher grades. They also probably have a higher quality of education, i.e. school trips, high-class technology in classrooms.
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screw off this forum u scamming scum
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i think they`re sexy
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Assholes i hate private school kids jerks
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Honestly, Private school is seen to be easier. Can there be Private school`s with higher difficulty than some public school? Yes, but the general trend does indicate public is harder. Im basically saying this from my experience: So basically, my friend, who transferred from a private highschool to a public highschool, used to get mid to high 80s (overall average) there. He told me, the teacher used to count marks for homework assignments, something I had never experienced in a public school. Unfortunately, when my friend came to public school in his first year (grade 11) his marks were in the 50-70% range, things havent changed for him in grade 12 either. 

Now having said that, my friend has a poor work ethic skill. He doesn`t study for any of his tests or he ever does any of his homework. He barely pays attention in class and skips alot of class.

I mentioned this because I dont think its just a the transfer that caused his low marks, but also a poor work ethic. Also with this, he encountered a lot of family troubles during these times. So, to conclude I have to say it was one of his factors as to why he is doing worse, but not the only thing.  From this experience, what I can say is that private school can give you a better and easier learning experience (as you should receive since your parents are paying extra money), but it may not prepare you better for post-secondary education. I mean think about it, people from public schools are struggling there, due to the change in environment. And lastly, at the end of the day no matter where you go, you have to not give up and keep trying until the end to get your target mark.

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I went to a private school from grade 6 all the way to graduation. It was a small school with about 100 students. Near our school, there was another two private schools, and a public school. Those public school kids hated our guts lol.... I suppose we came off as rich, lazy kids who didn't give a damn about education and looked down on them. We looked at them as losers because of the fact that they hated us for no reason. One of our students dated a girl from that school, and we hated him. So it was kinda funny how a bunch of 15-16 year old kids created such a big rivalry for no reason other than feeling the need to get even
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Currently dating a guy from a private school. He used to joke about me being a "public school kid" which bugged me, but he has since stopped. I see private school kids as, most of them subconsiously think they're better (like theyd never ocme out and say it but they think it anyway) and then there's others that will blatantly tell you your education is invalid....yeah I knew one of those once. 
I guess it just depends on the person is all
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