Secondary School: Private vs. Public

Most would admit that stereotypes persist on the issue of private and public schools. These presentiments sometimes result in negative emotions and at times even tension between members of one group and the other. What is the origin of these stereotypes and is there any truth to them? Are there any real advantages of one type of schooling over the other? How much does the school really matter, or is it the ambitions, intelligence, and hard work of the student that ultimately results in academic success? What are the effects of different types of secondary education on mindset, in terms of confidence, and work ethic and academic faculty? A plethora of information is available on the subject but what other factors are involved that may have been overlooked? This site will attempt to identify, clarify and contemplate these questions.