U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-04-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: In the woods
3,315 posts, read 8,766,774 times
Reputation: 1510

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by statecollege View Post
I have a difficult time understanding why parents in Fairfax County, for example, pay big bucks for a private education when a perfectly good education can be had under the public system. Why not put those savings toward college tuition? Wouldn't your children be better served graduating from college without the burden of a loan?
Good point here. When we lived in DC the kids were in private school but when we moved to Loudoun County, they went to public school. Worked out great for us.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-04-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
8,755 posts, read 10,663,086 times
Reputation: 2487
Quote:
Originally Posted by statecollege View Post
I have a difficult time understanding why parents in Fairfax County, for example, pay big bucks for a private education when a perfectly good education can be had under the public system.
1. religion
2. They want an even better education, smaller classes, more individual attention, etc and can afford it
3. Special needs (including twice exceptional) which are inadequately addressed.

There are lots of school systems far worse than FCPS. That does not mean FCPS is close to perfect, on a range of issues.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top