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Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by mikeman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

    Aug 15, 2008
    I think a lot of people put too much stock in school quality.

    Sure there are really good schools and really bad schools but most are perfectly fine. Within an individual school, there is a ton of variance... Some teachers are better than others, honors program at school A might be better than regular program at super competitive school B.

    There are also so many external factors such as parental influence, outside activities, and the kid's own nature that can be far more impactful than the difference between the best school and the 75th percentile school.

    And finally, some of those decisions are just impossible to make in advance... Maybe the kids needs a heavily structured program vs a kid who will self select themselves into a better education.
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  2. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

    Nov 21, 2008
    The Old North State
    Its true. Seems the research indicates that parents who applied to move their kids into different schools still saw a similar bump in test scores as those who actually moved (I believe the studies were based on NYC's charter program). Parental involvement is probably the biggest key.

    Haters gonna hate.
  3. jbarwick

    jbarwick Senior member

    Nov 28, 2012
    We have been going back and forth on private school. A recent article discussed how paying for private school is like an early inheritance which I hadn't considered before. Normally, inheritance comes after you die but you can see your money spent and how in impacts your kids lives as they age.

    We would be looking at $15K for private school and my thought was, that could buy a lot of tutor time if that was needed.
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

    Dec 5, 2006
    In My Douchemobile
    I have no kids, but based on years of thought and observation, I'd say put your kids in the school where the other parents tend to be people you'd hope your kid grows up to be. Much of education, from pre-k through grad school, is as much about signaling and networking as it is academic rigour.
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  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Los Angeles

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