TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22038 posts25th Jul
Quoting Slytherin Saffy:" I didn't particularly like the private school students I had to deal with back when I was in high school. ... [snip!] ... and rich....particularly the private high school. So my comment is a bit of a smart assed one taken from personal experience."
Well, we only know our own experience PLUS what we learn from other sources.
I have lived in a few places and have the following experiences:
- where I grew up the public schools were excellent. the kids that went to catholic schools were those who had discipline or drug problems at public school. The student body was NOT rich but rather a mix but mostly middle class.
- while living in NYC, only the poor kids went to public school. The catholic school kids were middle class. the church also had a huge amount of community outreach and gave lots of scholarships to poor kids to get them the Hell out of the toxic public system. The rich kids went to other private schools that usually had "academy" in their names.
- I currently live in a wealthy area with great schools. again, there are lots of catholic schools and most are considered lower-tier for tuition but very good schools academically. There are a few high-end ctholic schools, but very few. The families are a mix of middle and upper-middle with a few rich. The very rich go to schools with "academy" in the name :-)
I skimmed the article and i don't know if family income was a measurement in their study. THAT would be more interesting to me than trying to disparage a group based on the religious affiliation of their school. additionally, i'll bet on less promiscuity among catholic school girls in college than those that chose to not go to college or say they cant afford it any day of the week.