Taking Control of Moral Education

People remove their children from public school and move to private schools for a lot of reasons. For one thing, the contract you have with a private school is in every way different than your relationship with public school. Because you pick your private school, the schools in your area are in competition for your … Read more

Special Schools for Special Kids

If you are a parent of a special needs child, you know something that the public schools either don’t know or they refuse to recognize. And that is any special need can be accommodated and worked around and your child is just as capable of excellence on an even playing field with any other child … Read more

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

There seem to be a lot of reasons for sending your child to public school depending on who you talk to. From the kid’s perspective, school is a chance to get out of the house and maybe have some fun with friends. And one of the values of sending a child to a social setting … Read more

Protecting Your Child’s Love of Learning

Sometimes for parents who see their children come home from public school angry and antagonistic to school work and learning, we naturally assume that it is against the nature of a child to want to learn anything. But if you think back to the years before you sent your little one off to school, the … Read more

Money and Education

We like to think of public education of our children as a pure science that is populated by people who are above the humdrum worries of life and live only for the joy of filling young minds with truth. But like anything else, schools do well or poorly largely driven by money. Now one of … Read more

Interviewing Schools

You are an adult. And when adults make big decisions in life, they have good reasons. And deciding whether to send your child to a private school and which private school to pick is a big decision. So the logical and organized way to go about finding out whether the move is a good one … Read more

Hype Versus Reality in Private Schools

Private schools function from an entirely different economic base than public schools. Because private schools succeed or fail based on the number of families who are paying tuition, many of the laws of marketing and merchandising apply. That is why you might even see commercials on television for a private school which you would never … Read more

Greatness and Public School

Depending on the size of your community the number of kids who might be in public school can vary from hundreds to thousands. There has been a lot of discussion about whether the government should even be involved in funding public schools. That is a political discussion. But the real question is whether your child … Read more

God and School

It has not always been a problem to have a religious faith and still attend public school. But in some ways, that task has gotten more difficult in the last few years. Now people of faith are used to living in a world where there are a lot of different religious points of view. That … Read more