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public school

Medspeak-UK
Private school, non-state school; a term used in the UK for a private, often very selective school which generally caters to the upper class. The term was first used by Eton College in the UK, and referred to the fact that it was open to the paying public, as opposed to a religious school, which was open only to members of a certain church. It also distinguished it from a private education at home (usually only the choice of the very wealthy who could afford private tutors). While public schools were traditionally single-sex boarding schools, many now accept day pupils and accept girls for sixth-form studies. Most date back to the 18th or 19th centuries.

Medspeak-US
A school open to the public and paid for by public funds.
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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.
Everybody knows how largely the tone of a public school depends on that of the eleven, and on the character of the captain of cricket in particular; and I have never heard it denied that in A.
Moreover, it was clear that a shy, sensitive boy like me was not fit to encounter the rough experience of a public school.
The children of the traitors were persecuted by the children of the workers who had been betrayed, until it was impossible for the former to play on the streets or to attend the public schools.
Incidentally, its public schools deteriorated, and education slowly ceased to be compulsory.
He was their show-boy, and they remembered now bitterly their fear that he would try to get some scholarship at one of the larger public schools and so pass out of their hands.
There are a million boys in our public schools right now swallowing the gump of canal boy to President, and millions of worthy citizens who sleep sound every night in the belief that they have a say in running the country.
A distant second, paying almost $30,000 less, is Massachusetts' Nantucket Public Schools.
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.

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