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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I think people look at rankings/test scores and write schools off because them. That doesn't mean they're bad schools, only they are forced to take kids that don't want to be there, aren't very smart, have tons of family issues, ect... that affect their performance in school. Private schools don't have that problem, at least not close to the level public schools do.
    Count me as one who wishes he could go back in time and go to a private school where a lot of that riff-raff was checked at the door. My high school was one of the most colossal wastes of time you could possibly imagine and I know a thing or two about wasting time because everything was geared down for the clods who made the school motto "I cain't wait 'til I turn 16 so's I can quee-uht!" I left that miserable place completely unprepared for college because I never received any kind of real challenge in HS, and hated every minute of it.

    That doesn't mean that all public schools are bad even the one I went to has progressed. But when I was there, it was a hellhole and one of the worst schools in the state, with the highest dropout rate in northern Kentucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Count me as one who wishes he could go back in time and go to a private school where a lot of that riff-raff was checked at the door. My high school was one of the most colossal wastes of time you could possibly imagine — and I know a thing or two about wasting time — because everything was geared down for the clods who made the school motto "I cain't wait 'til I turn 16 so's I can quee-uht!" I left that miserable place completely unprepared for college because I never received any kind of real challenge in HS, and hated every minute of it.

    That doesn't mean that all public schools are bad — even the one I went to has progressed. But when I was there, it was a hellhole and one of the worst schools in the state, with the highest dropout rate in northern Kentucky.
    I certainly understand your perspective on this and appreciate your open-mindedness in realizing that lumping all public schools in this category would be wrong...just as wrong as saying that private schools are vastly better than public schools. As a public school teacher I know that not all schools are like mine, BUT at my school our main focus is college/career readiness not state testing scores or simply earning a diploma. Each school should be judged on its own merit, not generalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I think people look at rankings/test scores and write schools off because them. That doesn't mean they're bad schools, only they are forced to take kids that don't want to be there, aren't very smart, have tons of family issues, ect... that affect their performance in school. Private schools don't have that problem, at least not close to the level public schools do.
    I agree, I'm merely pointing out there are public/independent schools that equal or exceed private schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Count me as one who wishes he could go back in time and go to a private school where a lot of that riff-raff was checked at the door. My high school was one of the most colossal wastes of time you could possibly imagine and I know a thing or two about wasting time because everything was geared down for the clods who made the school motto "I cain't wait 'til I turn 16 so's I can quee-uht!" I left that miserable place completely unprepared for college because I never received any kind of real challenge in HS, and hated every minute of it.

    That doesn't mean that all public schools are bad even the one I went to has progressed. But when I was there, it was a hellhole and one of the worst schools in the state, with the highest dropout rate in northern Kentucky.
    I get where you are coming from. Not NKY, but an American Army base in Germany. If I had a "do over" would have graduated early and spent a yr stateside at a private school, living with a relative, taking some college prep math and science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    I agree, I'm merely pointing out there are public/independent schools that equal or exceed private schools.
    We're on the same page. That was the only reason I used your post. It was helping to make my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    We're on the same page. That was the only reason I used your post. It was helping to make my point.

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    Sure private schools are better... Public schools are charged with educating every child who comes in the door. Private schools can pick and choose.
    As to the thread topic, I love the mural. It is ridiculous that it is considered offensive. Now if there is another teenage of a different race who wants to paint a mural of their view on growing up, the school would most likely have no choice but to honor the request. Before you know it the hallways could be filled with racially differentiated murals lining the hallways...
    Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdsfan View Post
    I find the mural terribly offensive!



    Now if the family would've been shown owning a dog instead of a cat.....well, that would've been fine.
    Beat me to it. I can't stand for the type of heathens depicted in the mural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'm entitled to my own opinion am I not?

    Most people I've encountered that went to public schools are vastly unprepared for college and professional life compared to those that went to private schools, so yes, I do feel that private schools are VASTLY better than public schools.
    Have you ever encountered anyone from Manual?

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    ^I'm sure I have.

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    This is probably the minority position, but I think it's offensive because my 4 year old granddaughter could have painted it, and have done a better job. From where I sit it's graffiti and the wall should be primed and nice coat of "pumkin toast" painted over it.

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