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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-28-06 01:25 PM
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116. there you go comparing apples to oranges again
I agree, to a large degree, with your first paragraph. But it is a bit of a red herring in discussions of public education policy, because it isn't the type of thing that public policy can directly solve. There are other avenues that, while not as comprehensive as a solution, can be more efficiently addressed with policy, but I do think that those attitudes you speak of would improve with a greater general commitment to public education.

As for the comparison:

First, I assume the 9000 figure is for tuition, right? Tuition, of course, is 0 for public schools, and for private schools tuition does not necessarily equal cost-per-child.

Second, of course the Walker school churns out a bumper crop of freshmen at top schools each year--they are a suburban private school with an application process--they don't accept anyone who won't turn out to be college material.

Here's another shocker: Andover Prep School produces more ivy league students than your average high school in, say, inner city Houston.

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