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hot dragon February 3rd, 2014 07:23 PM

oh, the irony.
 
for those regulars who have exchanged words with me, you might be surprised to hear my children attend a catholic school.

TNVolunteer73 February 3rd, 2014 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by hot dragon (Post 623982)
for those regulars who have exchanged words with me, you might be surprised to hear my children attend a catholic school.

No I would not be surprised, If not for Hume Fogg Academic and McGavock high schools my children would have attended private/religious school.


I think you are a person that puts a lot of value in education.

RNG February 3rd, 2014 07:41 PM

I'm not sure if it is irony from my perspective, but I am surprised.

When I was in elementry school, a couple of classmates were sent to a Catholic school by their parents under the false impression that the nuns would have a magical pacifying effect on the two hellraisers. In these cases it didn't seem to work.

TNVolunteer73 February 3rd, 2014 07:42 PM

P.S. to my first post, I will bet it is the best school in the area.

hot dragon February 5th, 2014 07:21 PM

it is a very good school. australias school system is i think very different to americas. about 65% of schools are state. 23% are catholic and 12% are independent. the independent schools are ludicrously expensive and elitist. the catholic schools are expensive, but subsidised by the catholic church so not as expensive as the independent schools. the public schools are free, but have far less resources, much bigger classes, less experienced teachers, etc.

essentailly i am ripping off the catholic church and using their resources to help educate my children. the down side is my kids have to listen to lots of catholic prayers, but they are intelligent enough to recognise indoctrination when they see it.

hot dragon February 5th, 2014 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by RNG (Post 623989)
I'm not sure if it is irony from my perspective, but I am surprised.

When I was in elementry school, a couple of classmates were sent to a Catholic school by their parents under the false impression that the nuns would have a magical pacifying effect on the two hellraisers. In these cases it didn't seem to work.

i know one guy who ended up at one of the elite private schools because he had been expelled from so many others, it was the only school in the state that would enrol him. they were confident they could straighten him out. they expelled him within a year.

TNVolunteer73 February 5th, 2014 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by hot dragon (Post 624987)
it is a very good school. australias school system is i think very different to americas. about 65% of schools are state. 23% are catholic and 12% are independent. the independent schools are ludicrously expensive and elitist. the catholic schools are expensive, but subsidised by the catholic church so not as expensive as the independent schools. the public schools are free, but have far less resources, much bigger classes, less experienced teachers, etc.

essentailly i am ripping off the catholic church and using their resources to help educate my children. the down side is my kids have to listen to lots of catholic prayers, but they are intelligent enough to recognise indoctrination when they see it.

I thought you would find great schools, for your children..

I was lucky my oldest daughter went to Hume Fogg Academic Highschool, her graduating class had 110 graduates, would have had 111, but one chose to try to rob someone and was kicked out.

that class of 110 students earned combined total 10,100,000 dollars in academic scholarships.

My youngest daughter was more of arts student, music, she went to McGavock Highschool, she played the french horn, and she earned music Scholarship to a private universtity.

WE were lucky to find schools that met their needs, which you being a Vandy Graduate is lucky in davidson county .

tristanrobin February 6th, 2014 04:37 PM

People are often surprised to find out that I'm a Christian, regular church-goer, and believer.

However, I still believe in the separation of church and state - that churches/temples should stay the flip out of politics - and that cherry-picking scriptures to further an agenda or belief, while ignoring others because they're inconvenient is loathsome.

Also, most people feel that I'm ultra liberal - I've even been called a communist. When, in reality, I'm quite moderate about most things - except equal treatment for all citizens...that I'm adamant about.

Beasty February 6th, 2014 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by tristanrobin (Post 625511)
People are often surprised to find out that I'm a Christian, regular church-goer, and believer.

However, I still believe in the separation of church and state - that churches/temples should stay the flip out of politics - and that cherry-picking scriptures to further an agenda or belief, while ignoring others because they're inconvenient is loathsome.

Also, most people feel that I'm ultra liberal - I've even been called a communist. When, in reality, I'm quite moderate about most things - except equal treatment for all citizens...that I'm adamant about.

If you don't like cherry picking the scripture, why aren't you willingly giving yourself up to be put to death?

tristanrobin February 6th, 2014 04:47 PM

Because, just as I don't believe that a person lived inside a whale (or "large fish") or that the Grand Canyon was formed by Noah's flood, I don't believe in killing people.

you need more?


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