A young entrepreneur has hit back at haters who teased him during his high school years for going to a private school.
In a recent video posted to social media Max McKay said he ‘never understood how being called a private school kid is an insult’.
‘Really never understood that one, like you’re mad at me for my parents spending money on my education?’
‘Is it a money thing? Mr McKay asked.
‘Because whenever I would get on the bus and I was wearing my tie and blazer a little public school f***er would go ”nice blazer d***head” and I’m like ”nice one bro, hope you got lunch money” you know what I mean?’
He clarified that, despite being labeled with derogatory terms like ‘rich kid’ by fellow teens, his family was not well off, even though he attended a private school.
‘Brother, my family is in the same situation as yours… I don’t even know why I’m going to this school right now.’
He said that he attended a private school because he had got ‘kicked out of public school’.
‘The one you went to? Kicked out. A lot of people that go to private school are dropkick kids because their family is worried their kid is going to be a failure so they send them to a private school.’
Mr McKay now runs a successful social media page as well as working in sales and coaching others how to grow their wealth online.
Comments on the video were mixed with many saying they agreed that they didn’t know what was so negative about going to a private school.
‘Bro I go to a private school and I am NOT rich,’ one said.
‘People don’t understand that private school kids can be in the exact same situation as a public school kid’ another said.
‘My parents put every cent they had for me to have a good education.’
‘Not me, going to a private school cause I am to smart for public school,’ a third said.
Max McKay said he ‘never understood’ why people dislike those who went to private schools
But others insisted private school students were ‘arrogant’
‘I think it’s because some parents don’t humble their kids so they act entitled and cant empathise well with people who don’t live comfy lifestyles,’ one said.
‘Ohhh so I’m a drop kick, we get about the same education but he’s obviously so smart,’ added another.
‘The private school in my town has a helipad and they were annoyingly rich and sheltered,’ added a third.
Research shows parents believe private schools will provide a better education for their children, and better set them up for success in life.
But the evidence on whether this perception is correct is not conclusive.
Our recent study showed NAPLAN scores of children who attended private schools were no different to those in public schools, after accounting for socioeconomic background.