Can I sue a private school for bad education?

Can I sue a private school for bad education? Topic: Can I sue a private school for bad education?
June 26, 2019 / By Aherin
Question: My daughter recently began public school after attending a private school for the past 6 years (k4 - 4th grade). She is currently in the 5th grade and her teachers just informed me she is at least 1 to 1/2 yrs behind according to the public school standards. I thought providing my child with a private school education would give her a head start when she stepped into public schools because of the small classroom size and the curriculum, and she received nothing but A's B's there. I've spent thousands of dollars on private school, but it now it looks like I'll have to spend more for tutoring intensive work to catch up. Is there anything I can do about her former school?
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Sunshine Sunshine | 10 days ago
Not really. Each state says that the state has to provide an education, but they don't have to provide a QUALITY education. Private school is always behind for some reason in the early grades. Private and Parochial High Schools are excellent, but the grammar schools are not. When my niece went to kindergarten in a Catholic school she was doing "color the rabbits". The public school was doing computers and math. The parents who put their children in private grammar school usually do so for safety reasons, not thinking that the public schools have more to offer. Don't give up. Work with your child, be her teacher at home. School is a partnership between teacher and parent. Homework reinforces what your child learns in school so work with her and show her because learning does not stop when the school day is over. If you do this everyday, your child will catch on and will succeed.
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Sunshine Originally Answered: Public school, private school, or home school for my high-school years?
No Answer is going to be a "one size fits all". I'm assuming that you have some reason for wanting something different than your current schooling situation. What are you looking for? Are you looking for freedom to pursue your own education and set a course to a specific goal? Are you unhappy with the school environment you have? What do your parents want you to do? Are they willing to make a change? If you would choose home education, are your parents willing to oversee your educational process and progress, to help you reach your goals? Actually, there are actually more options in some states. Government (Public), Private, Home Education, online cyber, charter and magnet/charter schools. Every option has pros and cons, I would suggest writing a pro/con column on a piece of paper, for each option and weigh the benefits against the drawbacks. Like most decisions, yours must be made on the basis of desired outcome, resources (money), willingness to put in effort & time and your family's needs and wants. For more information regarding home education, because the requirements vary from state to state, see HSLDA.org. They offer a short briefing of the requirements of each state & what your parents would need to do to legally home educate you. Sometimes home educators must be a little more creative to find resouces to meet wants and needs: ie: sports teams, debate teams, social opportunities (Christmas dance/Prom, etc.) However, many homeschool groups exist for just these reasons, to provide opportunities for such experiences. Community resources abound, but sometimes take effort to find. Many "homeschoolers" in PA take dual courses at local community colleges, etc., and take private lessons/classes, etc. Home education has been great for our family. We are in our 11th year of home education. It has been a wonderful journey, but, it is a path that not everyone desires, has the ability nor interest in following. Home education provides much freedom, and also much responsibility. Best wishes. Talk to you parents and examine your own heart and feelings.
Sunshine Originally Answered: Public school, private school, or home school for my high-school years?
An option is doing homeschool and just sending your kids to either an extra curricular activity or a church youth type thing. That way, they could learn and have friends (: Im in high school right now and I've been on a public school my whole life. I don't think its bad at all. Yeah, there is peer pressure, decisions to make, and bad kids that bring drugs into school and kids who bully. But you can't just shelter your kids. I think it would be better to go to public school because it could teach important lessons and also gets kids ready for the REAL world. I think its all about a person's personality and how they handle situations. As long as the person makes good choices, they're fine. Let your [future] child 'live' . I hope I helped (:

Raelyn Raelyn
You can sue for anything, but I'd say your chances in this suit are very slim. You would have to prove that they were willfully negligent and you would have to show damagers. They could easily then drag up every last thing your child did wrong. It could end up with your child testifying and being attacked by the other side. I understand your anger, but you'll have to move on. Luckily, you still have time to fix the problem.
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Mellony Mellony
Sending your newborn to college isn't a assure for acquiring intelligence. you need to participate on your youngster's studying procedure. Do you help her including her homework? I propose to envision it no longer DO it. Do you ultimate her grammar, her manners, answer her questions intelligently? In different words, do you help mildew your newborn, or basically willy-nilly enable her watch television exhibits that tutor undesirable manners or use undesirable grammar? each and every section she sees and hears at abode have better impression on her than what she is uncovered to at school no count number the score.
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Mellony Originally Answered: Public school, private school, or boarding school for top success?
I say boarding schools. Class sizes are important. A school with higher fees may be able to offer smaller class sizes. This in turn means more or better access to teachers. This may be important when seeking the perfect boarding school.
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