It depends. I have mixed feelings. While I was against the culture a lot of times that exists in public schools looking back it gave me a good perspective on all people and how to treat them. I have some friends who went to private school who are now in college but their whole demeanor towards regular or less fortunate people is that they are better people. Their close mindedness appalls me. They are really going to have a hard time appealing to folks in the real world.
"You are free to make choices. You are not free to escape the consequences."