Is Public or Private School Better for My Child?

Is Public or Private School Better for My Child?

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. In addition to our traditional advice, every Thursday we feature an assortment of teachers from across the country answering your education questions. Have a question for our teachers? Email askateacher@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. My husband and I are both public school teachers, and we believe deeply in public education. Our daughter is Black/white biracial. She’ll be five and a half in the fall. There’s an amazing, progressive, private school a block away from us that has small class sizes, takes anti-racist education seriously, and has student-centered learning and everything academic you could ask for. However, the lower school especially is extremely not diverse. I know it gets a little better as the grades go up, but …
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