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i'm a student in germany and going to private internat. school

as an IB student, could being in private school be better than being in public school?

do you think if there were any big defferences?

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i'm a student in germany and going to private internat. school

as an IB student, could being in private school be better than being in public school?

do you think if there were any big defferences?

Well, being in private school could be very helpful as an IB student since it normally means that you have smaller class sizes, better teachers...and normally a better education since your teachers are getting paid more. However, that's just how it is in the US, I'm not sure about internationally...

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i would agree that private schools would probably be better because of smaller classes and stuff like that. But in bahrain IB is only offered in private schools soo we dont have the choice between private and public, but usually private would be better!!

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but why spend money when you can get free education? i mean, if you work hard enough, you can still get the IB diploma. i totally agree with that small class more attention thing..but it really depends on your will and your level of determination to get that diploma. i know lots people in my school (public) came from private schools then transfered here. those people are not in financial crisis, but they chose to come here simply because of the school itself.

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Private schools have better teachers better behaving classmates (often) mostly you dont have to deal with the masses of idiots that flush the public school system with their stupidity and repopulate faster than rabbits but that could just be where I am located in america or it could just be america .... gay

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Private schools have better teachers better behaving classmates (often) mostly you dont have to deal with the masses of idiots that flush the public school system with their stupidity and repopulate faster than rabbits but that could just be where I am located in america or it could just be america .... gay

that's your opinion. i don't understand why you feel so negative about public school, not every public is like that ( in U.S) you know..

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QUOTE (princessnIB @ May 28 2008, 12:02 PM)

Private schools have better teachers better behaving classmates (often) mostly you dont have to deal with the masses of idiots that flush the public school system with their stupidity and repopulate faster than rabbits but that could just be where I am located in america or it could just be america .... gay

that's your opinion. i don't understand why you feel so negative about public school, not every public is like that ( in U.S) you know..

It's true that every public school is not like that, but unfortunately, the majority of them are; mostly due to the American education system (please don't get me started on that ;) ) Just consider yourself lucky for being able to attend a good one. :P

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I think it really depends on the system in your country, and what schools are closest to you. I don't think anyone can say that all private schools are way better than public schools or the reverse. I know that there are some really good public schools around that have amazing reputations, but in Canada I find that they are rare. For the most part, private schools are good for IB because of the smaller class sizes, and teachers are more accessible. Other than that, I think in any IB class all the students would be keen to do well (especially in HL...but I didn't go to a public school for IB, so don't take my word for it!). :)

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Public and Proud!

I've been at public schools all my life, and think that it is wise to support the public school system.

Where i'm from (good old South Australia), my school is the only non-specialist public school in the state to offer the IB.

Sure, I suppose I still have to deal with the usual ****s that get dumped through the system, but the thing is ... they aren't the ones doing IB.

I have great small classes, full of diverse people, and great teachers. Overall, the atmosphere is one that you simply wouldn't find in a private school (this can be both good and bad).

Public and Proud all the way!

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Public and Proud!

I've been at public schools all my life, and think that it is wise to support the public school system.

Where i'm from (good old South Australia), my school is the only non-specialist public school in the state to offer the IB.

Sure, I suppose I still have to deal with the usual ****s that get dumped through the system, but the thing is ... they aren't the ones doing IB.

I have great small classes, full of diverse people, and great teachers. Overall, the atmosphere is one that you simply wouldn't find in a private school (this can be both good and bad).

Public and Proud all the way!

exactly

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Public and Proud!

Sure, I suppose I still have to deal with the usual ****s that get dumped through the system, but the thing is ... they aren't the ones doing IB.

I have great small classes, full of diverse people, and great teachers.

Really? I wonder what your school's secret is for keeping the lazy clods out of IB, because at my school they join IB classes and make the lives of serious students miserable.

And how is it that you have small classes in a public school? And great teachers? Wow, I think maybe I should move. XD

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im in public school..and have some frens doing ib in private school...

it depends on the condition of the public school because generally private school is well-equipped.

in my country,

th public school(th one doing IB),

-the facility is worsed

-lab equipment is not enough and outdated, making it hard for students to do research.

-the rules are ridiculous,such as restriction to go out...when as an IB students,u need to deal a lot with other people fr completing your ee,ia, and etc.

all of th points above,are almost totally opposite in private college..

conclusion, IB is very good, but my public college makes it not as good as it supposed to be,sometimes even worst.. XD

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I'm in public school in one of the "best" districts in the country. Ha. Basically, to increase the school's rankings, the guidance counsellors push people to take IB courses, even those who are clearly incapable of the workload and pace, and they are now dragging the classes behind. As a result, courses like Math Studies, Environmental Systems and Business are now 'dumping grounds' for either those who were forced to take an IB class or two, or those who would normally take 3-4 certificates but were forced to take the IB Diploma would populate these classes as 'fillers'. Math SL is going downhill as well - basically, if you are a serious student who wants to be challenged and learn something, you have to tiptoe around classes so you don't end up in one of those filler classes populated by people who aren't fit to do the work. I might imagine that the selectivity/control of who takes IB classes in private school be a bit more strict?

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hmm..

here in my country, usually students who are doing IB in public school are scholars..which the government choose based on high school perfomance..

but in private college, usually they take anyone who has the money to pay the educational fee....so there's a big difference in term of students perfomance betwwen private and public school.....(but we are deprived of facilities here in public school)...

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My school is public, but it got special funding and stuff from the government, and it's been specifically designed only to take IB students, which is good, because the teachers don't have to divide time between IB and non-IB students - I know some people who go to private and public schools (other than mine) that do IB, and I think it's mainly the equipment/time constraint.

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I also study at an international private school of more than 90 nationalities ... It is really a great thing and offers a lot of experience to learn about other cultures and countries ... It is really interesting

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I also study at an international private school of more than 90 nationalities ... It is really a great thing and offers a lot of experience to learn about other cultures and countries ... It is really interesting

other public schools offer nationalities as well. for instance, my school is mixed with many different nationalities. you name it, i have it

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Really? I wonder what your school's secret is for keeping the lazy clods out of IB, because at my school they join IB classes and make the lives of serious students miserable.

And how is it that you have small classes in a public school? And great teachers? Wow, I think maybe I should move. :)

Though I wasn't the one you were asking... i'll tell you about my public school, which is similar

to be in IB, you have to be in pre-ib freshman and sophomore year; by the end of those two years you have to have kept decent grades, done CAS, etc. If not they kick you out. So by the time the real IB classes have started, they've weeded out the people who really shouldn't be there.

Though the IB teachers don't get a bonus or anything, most teachers want to be IB so they can have "easy" classes with less behavioral problems and kids who really want to learn. Therefore IB almost always gets the best quality teachers that our school has to offer, the most experienced and dedicated.

Being in a Public IB school is close enough to a private school to make me happy. Though we do have to put up with some dumb county and state policies- such as state standardized tests and practice tests and more practice tests; our classes are small and teachers are good. but at the same time i get exposure to the "real world" in the halls. the kids who do drugs, vandalize, etc. It keeps me down to earth instead of sheltering me, though I still get a good education.

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