Nebo Chrisrian Academy
merry widow

Burnsville, NC

#22 Jul 23, 2011
Tax dollars allowed into the private school system would chang their way of teaching. The government would start out with a voucher systems with no strings attatched and then slowly begin to regulate.I would never take tax dollars for my religious school if I had one.
On the other hand If people want to indoctornate
their kids with fanitic beliefs,live and let live.
You get what you pay for.
RID-X

United States

#23 Jul 23, 2011
Widow, thank you for helping make an important point. "no strings attached and then slowly begin to regulate" is the way of government. That is why government must be kept in check. Parents should have the right to choose the direction of their children's education. Most, but of course not all, will choose a school that will give their children the optimal chance to succeed in life, whether as a rocket scientist or a ditch digger. If a parent believes a religious education is important, that is their choice. A long time ago when I was in college I noticed some of the best (and prepared) students came from Catholic schools.
Wow

United States

#24 Jul 24, 2011
While there are many great PUBLIC and PRIVATE schools out there, McDowell County private school mostly contain teachers that have no training in education. Educational training does not make a great teacher, but it could determine the quality instruction that is applied.
justme

Marion, NC

#25 Jul 24, 2011
Wow wrote:
While there are many great PUBLIC and PRIVATE schools out there, McDowell County private school mostly contain teachers that have no training in education. Educational training does not make a great teacher, but it could determine the quality instruction that is applied.
You don't have to be a college graduate to teach a child. Look at all the children who are home schooled by parents who aren't.
merry widow

Burnsville, NC

#26 Jul 25, 2011
justme wrote:
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You don't have to be a college graduate to teach a child. Look at all the children who are home schooled by parents who aren't.
You're right but if I am paying a teacher to educate my child she or he is going to be a state certified teacher.Public or private.
You get what you pay for.
Name

Raleigh, NC

#27 Jul 26, 2011
I went to New Manna Christian School and I loved it. I think that a private/christian school education is a great thing. I also have a college education and work a great job with great benefits. I didnt struggle in college nor have I struggled in the "real world".
I am glad that my family was able to put me in a private school!! I think that Nebo Christian Academy will also be a good school!
agree

Asheville, NC

#28 Jul 26, 2011
merry widow wrote:
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That's exactly right and that's why MCA went out of business.The parent wouldn't pay the monthly payments or couldn't and the school couldn't pay their teachers,who by the way were not lisenced teachers.All classes about a year to a year and a half behind public school.
I personally like christian based education but only if it is quality education.
I agree with you! I work in public school and students that transfer from MCA or New Manna are behind.
I think it's wonderful that Eastside is starting a school. I just hope they employ quality educators.
just wonderin

Lyman, SC

#29 Jul 26, 2011
Name wrote:
I went to New Manna Christian School and I loved it. I think that a private/christian school education is a great thing. I also have a college education and work a great job with great benefits. I didnt struggle in college nor have I struggled in the "real world".
I am glad that my family was able to put me in a private school!! I think that Nebo Christian Academy will also be a good school!
Cool. Where did you get your college degree?
go back to your country

United States

#30 Jul 26, 2011
nebo!? sounds like negro. if thats the case GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY! WHITE POWER
asking

Little Switzerland, NC

#31 Jul 26, 2011
go back to your country wrote:
nebo!? sounds like negro. if thats the case GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY! WHITE POWER
Go crawl back under your rock, Neanderthal, and go back to reading your dog-earred and ejaculate-covered copy of "The Turner Diaries" that you read while moving your lips and sounding out the 2-or-more syllable words contained therein.
merry widow

Burnsville, NC

#32 Jul 26, 2011
go back to your country wrote:
nebo!? sounds like negro. if thats the case GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY! WHITE POWER
??????What century are you in?
Former MCA Parent

Lyman, SC

#33 Jul 27, 2011
agree wrote:
<quoted text> I agree with you! I work in public school and students that transfer from MCA or New Manna are behind.
I think it's wonderful that Eastside is starting a school. I just hope they employ quality educators.
I know of several students that came to MCA from the McDowell County Public School System. The vast majority of those students were way behind in English and Spelling.

MCA had a strong elementary and junior high program, however there high school math and science program was not adequate . With that being said, most students at MCA with college as their next step, utilized the Huskins Program or took extra classes by utilizing independent study.

I personally know of 4 students, which includes mine, that began attending MCA in elementary, and their SAT scores range from 1550 up to 1900.
Nebo

Nebo, NC

#34 Jul 27, 2011
go back to your country wrote:
nebo!? sounds like negro. if thats the case GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY! WHITE POWER
I'm a NeboAmerican! Ha ha, no you shut up!
altF4

Asheville, NC

#35 Jul 27, 2011
just wonderin wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool. Where did you get your college degree?
I am not the person u ask but I received my degrees, yes plural, from AB tech. In asheville....I am also a NMCS graduate and have had very little problems adjusting into the real world. I have owned a business for the past 6 years and work closely with a lot of people with mcdowell high diplomas. I honestly believe it is the student as opposed to the system when it comes to the learning curve. I have met many smart mcdowell high grads as well as many that are indeed behind.....
Wow

United States

#36 Jul 27, 2011
Overall, different things work for different people. As a parent, you need to make that choice. If you believe a private or christian school is best for your child, that is your choice as their parent. I personally believe a public school education is the best choice for my child but others may not. Perhaps if I lived somewhere else I may not opt for public schools, but we are lucky in McDowell county.
parent

Marion, NC

#37 Aug 7, 2011
merry widow wrote:
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That's exactly right and that's why MCA went out of business.The parent wouldn't pay the monthly payments or couldn't and the school couldn't pay their teachers,who by the way were not lisenced teachers.All classes about a year to a year and a half behind public school.
I personally like christian based education but only if it is quality education.
Merry Widow, you are incorrect that none of the teachers were certified at MCA, my children used to go there and they had many certified teachers and also all students are at different levels of learning. My kids scored post high school in many subject areas on the SAT (they are only in middle school too). They are definitely NOT behind!
merry widow

Weaverville, NC

#38 Aug 7, 2011
parent wrote:
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Merry Widow, you are incorrect that none of the teachers were certified at MCA, my children used to go there and they had many certified teachers and also all students are at different levels of learning. My kids scored post high school in many subject areas on the SAT (they are only in middle school too). They are definitely NOT behind!
That's great for your kids.They had a lot of help from good parents.However niddle school kids don't take SAT's.
Humorous

Seymour, TN

#39 Oct 11, 2013
Weird how Nebo crossing star members shine on Sundays and get hammered on the wknds.
Ken

Marion, NC

#40 Oct 12, 2013
Who?
Bobby

Marion, NC

#41 Oct 12, 2013
Anything to do with this church is a cult.

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