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Old 01-28-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Hi,

Another school-neighborhood dilemma for you. We are considering relocating to NYC (or even NJ) this summer with two children aged 8 and 3, and naturally we are a bit anxious about the elder's transition into the American schooling system. We are fortunate to be able to school her at an established private school, where the curriculum I think is very challenging, and ideally we are looking for the same in the NYC area. Because of having some relatives in the area, we are considering Greenpoint in Brooklyn, where we are told are the best public schools in the borough for K-5 (PS31 and PS34), or perhaps a private (Catholic) school the costs were reasonable.

We were also wondering whether it would be of benefit to place her in grade 4, which would be more of a numerical continuation (she is in year 3 now), but that would also mean a year ahead of her American counterparts?

Are the American and British the curriculums vastly different at that stage? Should we be concerned? Or should be forget NYC altogether and concentrate on the suburbs (NJ) where the common opinion is that the schools are almost always much better.

I was wondering if there was anyone who has gone through this and could share their thoughts, please? All helpful replies will be much appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Everything American is better than in Britain.

How do you think we were able to win the American Revolution.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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hehe - determination? but that shouldn't count any more as it happened over two centuries ago
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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How do you think we were able to win the American Revolution.
Through alliances with the French, Spanish and Dutch which were crucial in containing the Royal Navy. Without foreign help, the rebels would've lost to the British lopsidedly.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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Through alliances with the French, Spanish and Dutch which were crucial in containing the Royal Navy. Without foreign help, the rebels would've lost to the British lopsidedly.

I see British Loyalists are still amongst us. Benedict Arnold lives on.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Prove me wrong then. Who sent the ships to block Cornwallis in Yorktown, and prevented American ports from being blockaded? Who beat the British in the battle of Pensacola? Please stop revising history.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Prove me wrong then. Who sent the ships to block Cornwallis in Yorktown, and prevented American ports from being blockaded? Who beat the British in the battle of Pensacola? Please stop revising history.

Your anachronisms amuse me.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure British schools are superior to ours, and yea we would not have a country right now if it wasn't for foreign help.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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Your anachronisms amuse me.
And your revisions of American history amuse me even more.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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Could I ask all interested in discussing historical issues to either start a new thread or stick to the topic, please? Thank you.
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