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Forum Post: Public schools are failing horribly. What should we do?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 6:25 p.m. EST by Bullmooseparty (21) from West Orange, NJ
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As many know public schools are failing. There are some that still do well but they are usually in wealthier areas were education is highly stressed. Many would point to a list of issues where the schools go wrong. I would like to ask some questions.

1) There are many students that simply don't give a damn, why do we waste money on educating these kids? Why not simply let them go crash and burn? Why force them to do something is they really don't want to?

2) The Catholic schools system is one of the best systems in the country, i.e. The Jesuits whose main purpose is to educate. There are plenty of Catholic Schools in bad areas of Chicago where the kids come the worst walks of life, almost all of which are on financial aid, and they seem to do well with these kids. In Chicago Catholic education is considered a "A golden ticket out". So why don't we apply some of the basic principles of Catholic education to Public education? They are clearly doing something right.

Just some ideas, Would love to hear from you. Anyone use of profanity or vulgar will not be tolerated.

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