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Public School vs. Christian School? Who Cares…
Date posted - November 14, 2012
My family and I moved to northwest Iowa from Denver, Colorado a couple of years ago. While adapting to small town life has taken some getting used to, the biggest thing I am trying wrap my head around is why people get so heated over public vs. private school???
Here’s the situation as I (as an outsider) understand it….
Some parents opt to send their kids to a private, religious-based school and spend extra money to do so. For that money, they get faith-based education and presumably smaller class sizes. The rest send their kids to public school in whatever school district and they pay for it with their taxes (presumably).
So the private school parents essentially pay twice, right…once in taxes and again in tuition? That’s their choice. I don’t. That’s MY choice. What is everyone all up in arms about?
I have heard accusations of recruitment. Even if it were true (which I have been told many times that is IS NOT), is sports THAT big of a deal as to cause families to not talk to or associate with each other? And to sling mud over the fence?
Maybe I dont have a clear understanding? Maybe I had to have been born here to get it.
Maybe there are more important things to teach our children OTHER than class warfare?