Encyclopedia > Public school

  Article Content

Public school

The term public school has two contrary meanings:

  1. In common British usage, a school open to the public that charges fees and is financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as a private charitable trust; here the word "public" is used much as in "public telephone". See Public school (UK).
  2. In the United States, a school which does not charge tuition fees but is financed and controlled by the government, in contrast to a private school[?] (also known as an independent school); here the word "public" is used used much as in "public library", i.e. to mean "provided to the public at public expense". There is a small but increasing movement to leave public schools in favor of home schooling, which is learning at home.

See also

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Digital Rights Management

... for a clear discussion of two prominent proposals. Examples of existing "digital rights management" and "copy protection" systems: Serial copy management ...

This page was created in 35.5 ms