Hightea wrote:The Red Nosed Heifer wrote:Hightea wrote:someone please explain
Don't you all go to either public or private school? what other option is there and wouldn't the problem be private school kids?
You see these English idiots, for some reason I'm yet to be arsed finding out, called private schools "public" schools. In Australia the fee paying schools are "private" and the Govt run ones are "public".
yeah its the same thing here. Had a feeling it was backwards in the Uk.
They are called "public" schools because they are established and run by members of the public, rather than being run by the government. So the UK has state schools and public schools. Public schools are often called independent schools, again because they are not run by the government. But yes, public schools are privately owned and state schools are publicly owned.