What are the real (and unavoidable) private school advantages?

Page 3 of Originally Posted by HDE Yes they do. I was talking about both. Sure we all have an advantage. We have more community support. Thats not an advantage w... 210 comments | 9053 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Eagle
    Hey, if you can dodge cars on Man O' War, certainly you could dodge an oncoming pass rush with ease!
    If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BGGreen
    Maybe there aren't any Real AND Unavoidable Advantages??
    I won't go that far yet but that is the general idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    If space is an issue you guys need to get out and hustle or rent space.

    On the size, that is NOT unavoidable, with less public schools in Fayette County you could have larger schools. Don't divide your talent and then claim someone else won't do the same thing.
    There trying to bring their schools back together. Why do you think all this fuss is about to begin with. Lex. Cath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    If space is an issue you guys need to get out and hustle or rent space.

    On the size, that is NOT unavoidable, with less public schools in Fayette County you could have larger schools. Don't divide your talent and then claim someone else won't do the same thing.
    Space is NOT something where we happen to have advantage. Trinity's campus is one of the smaller ones for a school of its enrollment in the state. Take a look at Assumption, a perennial contender in most girls sports and a national force in volleyball, they have even less space than Trinity does. Their gym doubles as their auditorium and teachers their don't even have their own rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!

    Beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    On the size, that is NOT unavoidable
    OK than what is the answer. There is no land around Dunbar that is usable I can assure you of that. Do you get a bus and take them to a local park. What do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Eagle
    I think the very fact that a parent will consciously choose to send a child to a private school and select the school that child goes to instead of just allowing the child to attend whatever public school is in the district shows the real nature of the huge dichotomy between publics and privates. Most kids in a private school are there because they WANT to be there and their parents are involved, thus causing the majority of those kids to want be to involved themselves; most kids in a public school are there because they HAVE to be, and if most of them have uninvolved parents, most of the kids will see no need to be involved themselves (and thus, as far as athletics are concerned, they're just dead weight that counts against your enrollment numbers).

    There's no way you could fix that advantage unless you just shut down all private schools period and made every child attend the public school in his or her district regardless (which is obviously unrealistic, although I can dream).

    Great points. I was trying to come up with my thoughts on the subject, but I can't do any better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    I would guess most private schools do not have programs for special needs students. However, I can't imagine a particular public school having so many of these students that it actually moves them up in class.
    Covington Holy Cross has such, and bought a house across the street for this program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golfer
    Do you get a bus and take them to a local park. What do you do?
    Elder does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    Covington Holy Cross has such, and bought a house across the street for this program.
    Yes, one of my neighbors has taken advantage of that program. Hats off to HC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    Elder does.
    Can you find a park a little closer to Lexington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    Covington Holy Cross has such, and bought a house across the street for this program.
    Ncc has a program too

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    I do think private schools have one advantage ... no Title IX concerns.

    Black Eagle stated his point very well ... private schools, by their very nature, will probably have an average kid that is a notch above the average public school student in terms of motivation and parental support.

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    Anyone else see a private school legal action suit or privates just outright leaving the KHSAA and ignoring their private divisons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider
    I do think private schools have one advantage ... no Title IX concerns.

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    I don't think that's true. If the private school receives federal funding, they are obligated to Title IX.

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