Mary Kinahan

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Mary Kinahan
Posted about 1 year ago
Do elite private schools have a responsibility to improve local public schools?
Fritzie, I completely agree. But can we blame public school challenges on student population alone? There have been many incredibly successful magnet schools, whose students were previously some of the most challenged in their respective cities. That begs me to ask if there are other approaches that can be taken in public schools for improvement. Higher expectations for all? Demands on parents? Discipline on individual need? More accountability per child? More communication with families?
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Mary Kinahan
Posted about 1 year ago
Do elite private schools have a responsibility to improve local public schools?
Xavier, I agree with you that the public sector has a responsibility to strive towards improving itself. I wonder if it possible to achieve, especially when we consider the points that Fritzie made in regards to the private school population. Is that what separates private and public schools or could it also be the freedom that private schools have to be creative and innovative and ultimately do what works in any given situation (for example, discipline and curriculum)?