Originally Posted by gohuge
Marco at first I have to admit I was a little frustrated about your comment. But the more I thought about it the more it was realized that this is a perspective that needs to be addressed.
I agree with you that there are frustratingly poor academic programs out there. Public school systems are overcrowded and underfunded causing a plethora of educational disadvantages. This has caused a surge of alternative education programs... and yes you are right many are sadly less than college prepatory. But let's not throw New River Academy's advanced academics program into that mix without doing some research.
For the above reasons New River Academy was founded as an advanced academic solution. We are in agreement about the state of our nations education.
It looks like his comments were directed to Marco by name. And no one else had posted bashing public schools before gohuge posted this. The bashing came later. I guess you missed it.
Originally Posted by Ture
Not pointless, I was in a hurry. I guess you missed it.
He said, "We are in agreement about the state of our nations education."
No, we are not. That is not a valid assumption. I am a strong supporter of public education and though there are problems with it (just like there are problems with private schools) I think it is a very effective system.
I was responding to that statement and to all the other posters who defended this private institution by bashing public education. I have nothing against this private institution. Good for them. Think of a way to defend it without bashing the other system that works just fine. It annoys me. So sue me.
I didn't bash public schools, but I do think there are some terrible schools out there. Most are good if not great. Our local PS is awesome.
Our local private schools are great too.
Most of the respondents just stood up for the program and didn't even comment on public schools at all. A couple thought they got a great education and commented that it was better than public school option. How is that bashing?
Marco was a douche for going off and attacking the entire idea of a 'traveling' school without knowing anything about it.