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Perhaps it would be better to call this article "High School" or "Public School (US)" as in Britain a "Public School" means a private/independent school whereas a "State School" is the school funded by public spending, which is therefore different to the US meaning of "Public School." Just a thought. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:15, June 11, 2013 (UTC)

(1) We have an article on High school. (1A) We eagerly tolerate multiple, incompatible articles on the same subject, and the nomenclature difference is a fine way for them to coexist. (1B) That means you could write State school if you wished. (2) Not everything on this site needs to be British, given that the site is hosted in San Francisco and our editors and Admins are sprinkled all over the English-speaking world. Please do not start a Heroic Quest to cleanse us of Colonial influences. Spıke ¬ 11:28 11-Jun-13
I never said it needed to be British on the contrary I was helping it become international as at the moment it only accomadates for American terminology a Brit reading the title will think it is Public School in British sense and if an article was made about a British public school it should be called Public School (UK) and this to be called Public School (US). Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:32, June 11, 2013 (UTC)
You could always use the whoops template:
Whoops! Maybe you were looking for Private Schools?
and suggest the reader go to private schools. Good luck writing a funny article about schools though. Leverage (talk) 12:53, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
Yep you could do Leverage, however I stress I would only change the name if a British Public school article is created the name of the article is fine at the moment. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:55, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

edit Wikipedia Evidence

Even wikipedia itself has public school as a disambugation with the choice being "Public school (government funded)", "Public school (UK)" or "Public university." Both Britain and India (at least) use the term "Public School" to mean a prestigious, posh, independent, private school which is the opposite of the US or Australian meaning.

By calling this article, "Public school (US)" or actually better named "Public school (government funded)" I would, unlike Spike claims, be making the article more international so that all can understand the meaning instead of just US and Australia. I therefore propose renaming this article to "Public school (government funded)" if a "Public school (UK)" is created as it is on wikipedia. Thank you. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:40, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

PS - Where people seem to be confused is that Public School (UK) does not mean the same thing as State School it means the opposite. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:43, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

Locating Wikipedia pages in order to cite chapter and verse and demand compliant terminology is an activity best confined to Wikipedia. Do not change the name of an established Uncyclopedia article, so that no one can find it, in order to make a geopolitical point. Spıke ¬ 11:25 12-Jun-13
As I have said I do not intend to unless someone makes "Public School (UK)." Please read what I write before you argue back. Anyway no more comments from me I have said enough and will change the article name if a "Public School (UK)" so that every type of public school has an equal representation on this site. Thank you. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:54, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

edit This may just be me...

But the section on school shootings might be in bad taste. Of course, I use tons of black humor... so, this may be a descision left to other people. --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 14:30, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

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