I don’t normally use this blog to rant and rave about the issues. But, I recently saw a blog that I follow on Facebook post a video of a bunch of school aged girls fighting to the point where fireman had to spray their hoses to get them to calm down. Her comment was in the effect of “this is just another reason not to send my kids to public schools” or something to that affect.
So. Public schools make kids bad?
While I totally disagree with her comment, I didn’t use the platform to voice my opinion. I probably only follow her on Facebook because it was part of a giveaway or something. So I didn’t want to put the effort in to it and cause a big discussion on somebody’s page that I don’t know. So….I decided I’d voice my opinion here on my own platform.
My son will more than likely go to public school. We do have a private Catholic school that we *might* send him to though. Not sure on that yet. The reason I was put off by her comment was because I felt like she was basing her opinion on public schools by one school in NYC. I’m sure she has other reasons for not liking public school but to say something like that over one school in one town really threw me.
Yes, there are some public schools that aren’t the best and may be rougher than others. Does that mean I’m going to base my opinion on public schools off one school thousands of miles away from me? No way.
I live in what is considered rural Iowa. I grew up in fairly small town of about 12,000 people. We had the public schools and the private Catholic school. I will tell you from experience, the kids that went to the private school were mostly the ones getting in trouble for various activities including parties and even theft.
So, I guess my point is that just because kids go to public schools does not mean they are bad kids. Private schools do not mean your kids are going to be perfect by any means. In my opinion, part of the way your children behave and act is based on how you as a parent raise your children, not what school they attend.
Thanks for letting me sound off a little bit. It’s something that I wanted to get off my chest.