Public School

Public school may refer to:

  • State school in Australia, Canada, Scotland, and the United States, a school funded with tax revenue and administered by a government or governmental agency
  • Public school (United Kingdom) – a group of around 10% of the fee-paying independent schools in the United Kingdom which are considered especially prestigious.
  • Public university, in some countries, e.g. the United States, any university operated by the state, as opposed to being a private enterprise.

Famous quotes containing the words public school, public and/or school:

    There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen as the great leveler, the authentic melting pot. That, today, is nonsense. In his scathing study of the nation’s public school system entitled “Savage Inequalities,” Jonathan Kozol made manifest the truth: that we have a system that discriminates against the poor in everything from class size to curriculum.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Fascism is a European inquietude. It is a way of knowing everything—history, the State, the achievement of the proletarianization of public life, a new way of knowing the phenomena of our epoch.
    J.A. (José Antonio)

    I never went near the Wellesley College chapel in my four years there, but I am still amazed at the amount of Christian charity that school stuck us all with, a kind of glazed politeness in the face of boredom and stupidity. Tolerance, in the worst sense of the word.... How marvelous it would have been to go to a women’s college that encouraged impoliteness, that rewarded aggression, that encouraged argument.
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941)