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Old 03-09-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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How about Rhodes scholars or pulitzer winners?
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Yeah, we all "know someone" who beat the odds.

Who isn't a VP at a big bank institution?

It's a "feel good" title and nothing else.

If you aren't an admin assistant? You're a VP
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I was thinking this exact thing when I read that, particularly because I worked at Citi and it did seem like everyone was a VP.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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Private schools sometimes has specialized programs in arts/music that public schools (even the top rated ones) do not provide. Which is why some parents chose to send their kids to these schools.

That said, it is mostly very well to do parents for whom the extra 50 grand does not really make much of a difference.


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I was wondering why private schools like MKS, Morristown Beard, Delbarton, Oak Knoll, Kent etc. have so much pricing power, with tuitions nearly the same as the most expensive academies in Manhattan. One reason is that there are enough people in NJ who are more than happy to pay for the high fees.

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Old 04-03-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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Private schools sometimes has specialized programs in arts/music


What about their English curriculum?

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Old 04-03-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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What about their English curriculum?

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What about it?
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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It's about connections. You will form connections with people who have a better shot at the Ivies and top tier catholic u's, internships & jobs in higher places, etc. Those connections absolutely can move you (or keep you) in the upper castes if that's what's important to you.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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What would possibly make the education better at those schools? Do they use some secret textbooks or have some mysterious lesson plans no one else knows about?
They generally have a student body and parents who are like minded in their education and determined to succeed.

Plus, any student troublemakers can be removed without dealing with rule-bound school boards and politicians.

They probably don't have to live with sub par teachers who get to keep their union jobs. They can simply be replaced.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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They generally have a student body and parents who are like minded in their education and determined to succeed.

Plus, any student troublemakers can be removed without dealing with rule-bound school boards and politicians.

They probably don't have to live with sub par teachers who get to keep their union jobs. They can simply be replaced.

Except for the union jobs, can't the same be found in Millburn SD, Chatham, Madison, Princeton, West Windsor, Glen Rock etc (troublemakers are naturally excluded due to homogenous demographics)?
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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Except for the union jobs, can't the same be found in Millburn SD, Chatham, Madison, Princeton, West Windsor, Glen Rock etc (troublemakers are naturally excluded due to homogenous demographics)?
I believe they can. Schools in predominately white collar neighborhoods are going to have a large population of parents who expect their children to be educated.
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:27 PM
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They generally have a student body and parents who are like minded in their education and determined to succeed.
This is exactly the same as any town with good public school system.

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Plus, any student troublemakers can be removed without dealing with rule-bound school boards and politicians.
Unless the school troublemakers' parents are high powered alumni donators and/or sit on the school's board. Then you have very little chance of removing the troublemakers. Money covers up a lot of problems.

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They probably don't have to live with sub par teachers who get to keep their union jobs. They can simply be replaced.
It is cheaper to pay less qualified teachers who cannot get a position in the public school systems. Many of the better qualified teachers will leave as soon as they can for the job security of public schools.
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