Growing up in public school, I always wondered what it was like going to a private school or being home-schooled. I never disliked public school; in fact, I loved it even though school itself was the bane of my existence. In fact, I had wonderful teachers, the best school lunches (clearly before 2008), and I enjoyed the social aspect of it all. Personally, I felt prepared for college, but not because of the classes I was taught in high school. It was because I pursued knowledge on topics I loved before I went to college. Then, I majored in the subject that interested me. So what is like to go to public school? Private school? a charter school? or what about home school? We interviewed four women who experienced one of these types of schooling and had them share their experiences.
Here’s what we learned.
First, the women we interviewed were:
Olivia, 25, AZ who attended a private, all-girls Catholic school
Ireland, 18, TX who attended a Charter School
Ivey, 17, FL who attended a public school
Caitlin, 28, TX who was home schooled