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Do elite private schools have a responsibility to improve local public schools?

Is it possible that a greater collaboration between public and private schools could enhance our society? Policies and practice could be shared and improved. In addition, students could work together on local service endeavors.


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  • Mar 21 2013: So far the school boards have been mentioned only once.

    In the USA the local school boards are responsible for the public schools. It seems to me that before the private schools start getting involved with the public schools, they should wait for an invitation from the school board. Without such an invitation, there is no responsibility.
    • Mar 22 2013: Barry,

      You're absolutely right that the school board has an incredible impact on schools and their fate. My town's superintendent of only 2 years resigned due to an uncooperative school board, unwilling to change and collaborate. A school board is extremely powerful.

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