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Definition of Public School

Public School

  1. In Great Britain, any of various schools maintained by the community, wholly or partly under public control, or maintained largely by endowment and not carried on chiefly for profit; specif., and commonly, any of various select and usually expensive endowed schools which give a liberal modern education or prepare pupils for the universities. Eton, Harrow, Rugby, and Winchester are of this class.
  2. In the United States, a free primary, grammar, or high school maintained by the local government.
When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students.
Bill Cosby

I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it.
Colin Powell

The public school system doesn't get everybody. Every generation has its rebels.
Rush Limbaugh

My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family.
Dave Grohl

Our public school system is our country's biggest and most inefficient monopoly, yet it keeps demanding more and more money.
Phyllis Schlafly

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