fool wrote:Well, from the information there, private schools seem to have a higher staff:student ratio, along with a lower tuition fee than public school expenditure. In that case, are they subsidised?
I am not sure whether they get any property tax breaks, or other indirect types of subsidies, but they do not receive any direct payment of tax money "per student enrolled" (leastwise not as far as I am aware). The "staff:student ratio" you are referring to is teacher:student. By that I mean that public schools have more administrative personnel, and most public school districts have enormous, overpaid administrative bureaucracies. They also have powerful teacher's unions that provide such enlightened services as ensuring that child molesters, addicts and drunks, and incompetents are not fired. Think "Catholic Priest child abuse cover-up", and translate it into a school setting. The Unions also oppose pretty much any educational reform that might have a chance of improving things. Their only apparent solution is higher pay and more personnel.
The reason that private schools aren't as stressful? Sociopaths, psychopaths, suicidal, homicidal, drug addicted, drug dealing, and/or highly disruptive students can simply be shown the door. See Ya! In today's PC, "everyone gets a participation trophy", "I am suing the school over Johnny's bad report card!!" world, they don't even dare/bother failing the scumbags, much less throw them the hell out of school. Is it any surprise that public schools are stressful? After all they are also insane asylums and juvenile prison facilities too. The Progressives have to brainwash kids into the proper mindset somewhere you know!! Back in my day, we got our ass whupped a few times, suspended for a few weeks, then sent home for the year if we persisted.
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