Schools Public vs Private

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moving to Charlotte

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#1 Jan 21, 2008
Are the top public schools in Charlotte good schools or are the private schools much better?

My wife is an Ivy league grad and my college wasn't much worse and we want good schools for our kids.

Any thoughts?
Cowboy Fred

Wichita, KS

#2 Jan 22, 2008
You should probably have you or your Ivy League wife, home school your rug rats.

That way they won't pick up any redneck ways from socializing with the common folk in our state.
Mr Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 22, 2008
moving to Charlotte wrote:
Are the top public schools in Charlotte good schools or are the private schools much better?
My wife is an Ivy league grad and my college wasn't much worse and we want good schools for our kids.
Any thoughts?
BofA and Wachovia are in the process of collapse. Do you have any thoughts?
Mary

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 22, 2008
Hello!

I changed schools from private to public (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools) in 7th grade, and haven't looked back since!

Here are a few of the points I learned:

The world does not revolve around you, no matter how rich your parents are.

The real world is nothing like private school.

It doesnít matter where your parents went to school! If your child is that bright, he or she will shine at any school, at least with the proper guidance at home.

I wish you the best of luck in your search!

Choose the school that is best for your child, be it public or private. I'm sure happy my parents did!

Welcome!:)
Chlt and Union Agent

Indian Trail, NC

#5 Jan 22, 2008
I am also an Ivy League grad. When we relocated from the northeast, we sent our kids to a South Charlotte public school. We were very happy there and only moved because (one kid later...) we needed more space. My children are now in public schools in Union County, and I am very happy with the schools as well.

“Eagles do not flock”

Since: Jan 08

Huntington Beach Ca.

#6 Jan 22, 2008
Never let your "schooling" interfere with your education. Im a drop out. Does anyone have any diesel fuel so I can get this PC runnin a bit faster?
moving to Charlotte

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#7 Jan 23, 2008
Mr Bill,

Just because a bank takes 2 steps back doesn't mean it's collapsing. Especially after taking 20 steps forward. All banks are in tough times right now.
Mom4

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2008
moving to Charlotte-WHY would anyone move to Charlotte? Oh well, charter schools can also be a good option. We have been pleased. Private schools can be very sheltered, and restricting. I think Mary makes a good point about the "real world". Good luck!

“Im a dumbazz”

Since: Jan 08

Everywhere

#9 Jan 23, 2008
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bystander

United States

#10 Jan 23, 2008
I've taught in public and private schools in Charlotte. Children in private schools are not "sheltered". That is ridiculous. There are some fine private schools in Charlotte. On average, students test one and a half to two grade levels higher on standardized tests in private schools. You can also get better values education, and the discipline is better. Best wishes in your decision.
Mary

Charlotte, NC

#11 Jan 23, 2008
Hi

There are good schools, both public and private.

I didnít mean to sound so anti private school, in my post, and Iím really sorry it came across that way.

I think I was just confused by what you and your wifeís education had to do with picking out a good school for your child.

There are quite a few open houses in the area for schools this time of year. Perhaps you could plan a visit trip around them?

Also, many of the schools (both public and private) are happy to give tours, and let you talk with other parents.

I wish you the best of luck in your search!:)
Mr Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jan 23, 2008
moving to Charlotte wrote:
Mr Bill,
Just because a bank takes 2 steps back doesn't mean it's collapsing. Especially after taking 20 steps forward. All banks are in tough times right now.
20 steps forward? You call holding $20 trillion in off balance sheet debt taking 20 steps forward? NCNB and BofA were forced to merge the last time the banking system was collapsing (1998). It's much more severe today. They should have been put through bankruptcy reorganization in 1998.
What values do you think BofA and Wachovia are writing down to $0.30 on the dollar? CDO's that are worthless and total in the trillions of dollars. There is a whole lot more worthless paper owned by the major Charlotte banks.

These banks are dead as a door nail, of that there is no question about that.

What do they teach you in those Ivy League schools? You sure dont understand economics. Worrying about the proper yuppie school to park your kids will be the last thing on your mind in a very short period of time.
Cowboy Fred

Wichita, KS

#13 Jan 23, 2008
Mr Bill you should probably go back to being a wannabe defense attorney and leave the matters of finance to the professionals.

If you want to sell me your BOA stock at $0.30 on the $, I'll be happy to take it.
Moving to Charlotte

United States

#14 Jan 23, 2008
I probably could have phrased my question a little differently and I'll try and do it here.

I live in a suburb of a city that is a little smaller than Charlotte. The 'city' schools here are horrible, but the suburb public schools are pretty decent.

I guess my concern is whether there are students that are transported into certain districts that slow down the learning speed of the class in the good public schools? I'm not asking a race question, it's a test score question.

I'd like my kids to go to a public school that has academics as a higher priority than football or basketball. A public school where lots of kids go to many different kinds of colleges that are close and far away(not just to the college down the street). Kids that are interested in learning about the world vs not really learning anything beyond their circle of friends.

Are there public schools that fit this description in Charlotte?

“Eagles do not flock”

Since: Jan 08

Huntington Beach Ca.

#15 Jan 23, 2008
Ask the fed, they will NEVER go broke.the fed is made up of private banks all over the world. Now, can they break the USA?...yes! So can our national debt, adn charlotte is not immune to the problems we have as a country. Be ready!....Damn public schools keep ya in the dark.
bystander

United States

#16 Jan 23, 2008
A lot of that is going to depend on what part of town you choose to move...or how long a bus/car ride you are willing for your child to endure to attend a magnet school. CMS schools ( the best ones ) are overcrowded due to the rapid growth in the area. Have you looked at the system website at www.cms.k12.nc.us ? Go explore some of the schools virtually.

Powerhouse private schools are Charlotte Latin, Charlotte Christian, Providence Day, and Country Day. All of these are in southeast Charlotte.

Best wishes.
Mr Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 23, 2008
Cowboy Fred wrote:
Mr Bill you should probably go back to being a wannabe defense attorney and leave the matters of finance to the professionals.
If you want to sell me your BOA stock at $0.30 on the $, I'll be happy to take it.
Cowboy Fred,
The banks are writing off their paper holdings at $0.30 on the dollar. Clear now?
Private4Us

Monroe, NC

#18 Jan 24, 2008
Moving to Charlotte, why don't you try the Charlotte City Data Forum (google it)? You'll get better answers there. But if you come in with the same attitude, bragging about your and your wife's education, you'll get razzed there too :)
Mary

Charlotte, NC

#19 Jan 25, 2008
Private4Us, great point!:)

Have a good day!
Mr Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 25, 2008
Moving to Charlotte wrote:
I probably could have phrased my question a little differently and I'll try and do it here.
I live in a suburb of a city that is a little smaller than Charlotte. The 'city' schools here are horrible, but the suburb public schools are pretty decent.
I guess my concern is whether there are students that are transported into certain districts that slow down the learning speed of the class in the good public schools? I'm not asking a race question, it's a test score question.
I'd like my kids to go to a public school that has academics as a higher priority than football or basketball. A public school where lots of kids go to many different kinds of colleges that are close and far away(not just to the college down the street). Kids that are interested in learning about the world vs not really learning anything beyond their circle of friends.
Are there public schools that fit this description in Charlotte?
Oh, so you dont want your kids to go to school with negroes, I get it. Nice try using those coded phrases, but it still comes through loud and clear. You're anti negro, admit it.

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