- Tapa blanda: 230 páginas
- Editor: Facts On File Inc; Edición: Revised edition (1 de enero de 1999)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0816038627
- ISBN-13: 978-0816038626
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How to Pick a Perfect Private School (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 ene 1999
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Discusses the advantages of independent private schools, the various types of schools, and what to look for when judging a school, with a list of member schools of the National Association of Independent Schools.
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A humorous note, my son attended the summer program at this school before applying to the school. He purchased a school bow tie during the summer. Not sure when if I would get my $30 out of a bow tie, I suggested he wear it to his interview. During his interview, the admission director paused the interview and requested a photo - he noticed my son was dressed head to toe in the exact same outfit. My son lives by the nickname "Mini-me" and we still laugh about it.
The author abhors public schools because, as he says, they have to accept EVERYBODY (ugh!). He favors and supports boarding school education for children as young as first grade (only about five years old) so that they can live in a warm, morally consistent (but unloving) environment all year long, and because he feels that the child and his parents will then share only happy memories of carefree summers and holidays, with none of that messy and mutually irritating go-clean-up-your-room-and-do-your-homework fuss and muss.
In other words, he seems to believe that children are better raised by goal-oriented institutions, who see their students as a product being readied for the marketplace, than by their parents rearing their own offspring as a gesture of love and tenderness.
As a teacher, and as aparent of private-school kids, I found the author's attitude completely offensive, and I have to say that this is the kind of material that gives private-school families a bad name. I would have given it a "1" rating -- especially because the author supports his point of view with speciously derived and manipulated statistics -- but undoubtedly there are parents who do subscribe to his point of view, and will benefit from this book.
Some great topics covered by this book:
1) What time is the best to enroll in private school (if the child is already in school and will be transferring)?
2) Is it better to pay for private K-12 or a college education if funds are limited?
3) What accreditation is important in selecting a private school? (And not to confuse accreditation with certification!)
4) Which is better academically, parochial or independent schools?