DailyDirt: Sending Your Kid To School

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A couple decades ago, the choices for elementary schools were pretty simple and limited -- public or private school. It's a bit more complicated now with public schools, charter schools, magnet schools and various different kinds of private schools that may be religious or based on a particular philosophy or pedagogical technique. (There's also the choice of opting-out with homeschooling....) In the end, there's no certainty in any complex decision -- some schools might have higher test scores, but quantitative statistics aren't everything. Here are just a few links for parents looking at a choice between elementary schools. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: altschool, education, homeschooling, khan academy, moocs, parenting, school, test scores

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    John Fenderson (profile), 10 Feb 2015 @ 3:22pm


    All of this is true, but I would say that it applies just as much to universities as grade schools. Even at the university level, the differences are usually overstated. With the exception of bottom-of-the-barrel schools, the quality of education that a student gets has more to do with the student than the school.

    The real thing that you're paying for when you go (or send your child to) a top-tier school is a credential from a top tier school.

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