School daze The bitter irony is, I think the private schools tend to be sneering elitist ivory towers for upper-class twits and the public schools are often violent, overcrowded, impoverished, understaffed, undesirable-filled, urine-soaked hellholes. So either way you lose. I thought it was just the Southern public schools that were so bad, but from what I'm told things are tough all over. Is it any wonder one of my exes was telling me she's considering home-schooling her daughter? Hey, do you do fedoras too? Who are we talking to now, Sybil? Hello in there!