“i feel public school is better than co ed, cuz in co ed jewish school youre like ‘its ok, its jewish, nothing wrong can happen’ but in public school you KNOW you are different”
It won’t take too long until a Jewish kid wants to fit in. There are a few exceptions, but most of those kids will be lost.
Joseph, a female counterpart to moshearyeh45 is not entitled to a shidduch like him because he is entitled to a bas talmid chochom?
moshearyeh45 is equivalent to a bochor learning in Brisk 14 hours a day. (The other 10 hours is divided between davening, eating and sleeping.) He deserves the cream of the crop.
these public-school-is-a-good-alternative comments are very disturbing to me. That’s so nice to say it’s free and that he will know he is different but it is naïve and silly. A boy attending public school is sitting among girls wearing very low cut tank tops and short shorts in warm months and pajamas on pajama day (we had that once every few weeks). The teacher is not always wearing too much more than that, though she might. The girls sing. A lot. The teachers sing, they attend PE together and chorus, music and drama. singing. He may tell the girls that they shouldn’t touch him, and maybe they will remember that. So instead he will sit and watch them touch his classmates instead.
I could go on, but id rather not.
Anyone thinking of sending a healthy child to public school when he does not absolutely have to be there is doing a terrible, terrible thing!
One of my son’s attended public school for his last semester of high school. He said whatever was happening in his old high school (modern orthodox co-ed) was child’s play to what was going on in public school. The availability of drugs and zenut was everywhere. He said there were alot of very good kids,very bright kids but it is very easy to fall into that “anything goes” lifestyle with the other portion of the school.
Eliezer, why’d you send him to PS?