Eventually, public school education was chosen for the children, but Mr Gillespie said he considered what was best for his children before making the decision.
“What I wanted to understand was paying money going to guarantee me a good result or putting it a different way, was not paying money going to mean that I wouldn’t get the same or as good, or even better a result,” he said.
When putting his book together, Free Schools, Mr Gillespie found, “If you take kids with the same demographic background and look at their results in a private school versus a public school, there is no difference.
“So, paying money didn’t make any difference.”
In this chat, you’ll also hear from Ms Caro, who compares the differences between public and private school education, including what they provide their students and the results they achieve.
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