hi all - my girlfriend and i are thinking about putting her boys (8-year old twins) into private school. personally, i'm not a big fan of private schools. to me, they do no better (or worse) then the public system. personally i believe that it's really up to the child and parent (the whole nature vs. nurture debate) to succeed. regardless of income or social status - if someone wants to succeed they will. i've heard plenty of stories of people who did poorly (or even dropped out) of school -- only to become very successful later in life. but then again, i knew plenty of kids who went to the private school in my town - and they were the biggest party group i knew. i really learned all my bad habits from them. so ... anyway ... i am just curious as to your personal expereinces with school. if you went to a private school, do you feel it was a benefit? do you know anyone who went to private school, etc. thx! ted  i forgot to mention, i do see some benefits to private school, but i'll hold off for now.