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a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board

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Now the theory of private schools is (or was) constant supervision out of school--therein differing fundamentally from that of public schools.
Elinor would not oppose his opinion, because, whatever might be her general estimation of the advantage of a public school, she could not think of Edward's abode in Mr.
Torture in a public school is as much licensed as the knout in Russia.
Incidentally, its public schools deteriorated, and education slowly ceased to be compulsory.
In a country like ours, where there are eighty nationalities in the public schools, the telephone has a peculiar value as a part of the national digestive apparatus.
Franklin clearly articulated the basic benchmark for evaluating whether Bible courses meet such tests: "If that which is taught seeks either to disparage or to encourage a commitment to a set of religious beliefs, it is constitutionally impermissible in a public school setting.
Swiecichowski has placed print ads in Schoolhouse Magazine, a statewide publication, and high-end residence guides catering to families who might relocate to Minnetonka without considering the public school system, which all basically say, "Think about us.
In my hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, a husband and wife with two children in Catholic school will pay private tuition of approximately $130,000 over 12 years, plus another $190,000 in public school taxes over their adult lives.
In 1999 the legislature had created the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which allowed students in failing K-12 schools to transfer to better public schools or to private schools with the aid of state funds.
The team that created the Blueprint included Ballet Hispanico artistic director Tina Ramirez; Nasha Thomas-Schmitt, director of arts-in-education and community outreach for The Ailey School; Mami Thomas, director of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance; as well as public school experts and university dance educators.
There are numerous initiatives to "improve" the public school system.
When budgets in our public schools are squeezed, music and art are frequently the first disciplines to suffer.
If all those students attended public school, the district would realize about $1.
Gorman's idea calls for non-public schools that get public dollars to be held to the same standards as public schools for admissions, testing, non-discrimination, performance, and other basic forms of public transparency.
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