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Re:FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2004, 05:26:29 pm »

...and Greek; as well as the Trivium, of course.  
   
    On the general subject of proper education and its reformation, I must recommend "Begin Here" by Jacques Barzun, and "The Paideia Proposal" series by the late Mortimer J. Adler.  

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Re:FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2004, 06:05:35 pm »

I'd like to introduce myself to FSP enthusiasts who happen to be looking for Montessori schools. My name is Wayne Anderson and my wife and I have been FSP members for a couple of years. We are also the owners of Pathfinder Academy in Epsom, NH, a Montessori school 10 minutes east of Concord. For anyone interested, you can find out about us at www.pathfinderacademy.net.

I've also recently started an Objectivist discussion group called Free State Objectivists. The website for the discussion group (which I've only just created) will contain information about upcoming meetings. The URL is www.galtfans.com.
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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2005, 09:15:29 pm »

Just joined this forum today--we're looking to move to NH soon and will need to find a private school for our daughter.

I didn't see the democratic/Sudbury model mentioned yet in this thread.  Here's some information on it.  It's VERY libertarian and a great idea, I think.

http://www.sudval.org/01_abou_01.html
This gives some information on the theory behind the schools.

This is a website that lists Democratic-focused schools across the nation and their names/locations.  There are two listed for NH.
http://www.educationrevolution.org/lisofdemscho.html#new%20hampshire

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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2005, 10:47:54 pm »

Just a thought:
 If you are having classrooms with desks, might I recommend the use of oval tables instead. They are used at Phillips Exeter Academy, (I took a class their in 1968-69), and there is something about sitting around the table with your classmates and the teacher that makes the subject matter seem important, yet personal.

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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2005, 11:19:50 pm »

before i move to nh, i will have my teaching certificate, and would cerainly be interested in trying to get something off the ground.
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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2007, 08:57:03 pm »

Bump.  In response to this related thread: 

http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=11951.msg156504#msg156504
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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2011, 08:32:06 am »

I made a post on the RonPaulForums that is somewhat related.

Here is it,

Thread: NH House passes bill which would end most home schooling regulations
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?283676-NH-House-passes-bill-which-would-end-most-home-schooling-regulations

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I'll be the first to admit that even if this bill becomes law, NH will still not be the best state in the nation when it comes to home schooling. Thankfully, NH has much better government and private schools than almost every other state. I mean heck, have you heard of http://www.pinkertonacademy.net/ It is a private school but several towns send their high school students to it because it is less expensive than sending the students to government high schools. It is a well known school throughout New England and offers far more than almost any government high school in the US. Then there is the amazing Phillips Exeter Academy, it is well known as one of the top prep schools in the world, http://www.exeter.edu/ It's sister school, just a couple towns into MA is also know as one of the best, if not the best, prep schools in the world, Phillips Academy, http://www.andover.edu/Pages/default.aspx . And let us not forget, that the Boston area is known as the biggest college area in all of the US, with most of the colleges in the area being private.
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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2011, 08:51:38 am »

Your post is sort of misleading...
The municipalities chose to tuition their pupils to Pinkerton rather than build a school.
Its not that unusually in NH, especially in smaller municipalities.



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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2011, 09:28:20 am »

Your post is sort of misleading...

How was my post misleading?  Do you deny that the voters of Auburn voted to send the children from the town to a private school instead of a government school in Manchester because the private school is both less expensive and offers more for the students?

http://cs.newhampshire.com/blogs/auburn_news/archive/2011/03/02/Time-to-vote.-Will-Pinkerton-win_3F00_.aspx

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All eyes will be on Auburn’s School District election this Tuesday, March 8, when residents could end the town’s generations-old agreement with Manchester Public Schools in favor of Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

The option appeared to have majority support at the deliberative session of the School District Meeting earlier this month. Sending Auburn high school students to Pinkerton would save the town $943,000 over 10 years and give Auburn a vote on the academy’s board of trustees, officials said. Auburn has never had a vote on Manchester’s school board.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Auburn%27s+vote%3A+A+message+to+Manchester&articleId=c6a61785-b1f6-49dc-9ecd-557988e28a1f

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Auburn voters sent an unmistakably clear message to Manchester on Tuesday. By a vote of 1,119-190, they pulled their students from Manchester schools (mostly Memorial High School) for Pinkerton Academy in Derry. Probably the most often cited reason was the quality of Manchester schools vs. Pinkerton. The city has heard that song before.

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The municipalities chose to tuition their pupils to Pinkerton rather than build a school.
Its not that unusually in NH, especially in smaller municipalities.

I totally agree that voters in small towns sometimes send some of the students to schools in other towns.  That's how things tend to work in NH and the rest of the nation.  It isn't unusual at all.  Heck, the Auburn students are currently at schools in Manchester, which is outside Auburn.

Maybe you are referring to a different town?  There are around 200 towns in NH so it is easy to get them confused.  You could be correct about "The municipalities chose to tuition their pupils to Pinkerton rather than build a school."  However, you being correct about it doesn't mean that I'm also not correct.  It is very clear that the voters of Auburn voted to pull students from Manchester government schools and put them in Pinkerton Academy.  BTW, you could also be confused and maybe you are refering to this?  "Hooksett officials have explored the possibility of building their own high school." http://cs.newhampshire.com/blogs/auburn_news/archive/2011/03/02/Time-to-vote.-Will-Pinkerton-win_3F00_.aspx
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Re: FSPer Preferences for a Private School
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2011, 11:04:10 am »

interesting
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