They had a real teacher that was not mechanical. On page 750 It says that Tommy had a teacher but not a mechanical teacher, and Tommy also said that they all went to the same room. This shows that you are able to make friends in a class and not at home.
Margie thinks that old schools were better. On page 752 she thinks about the fun they had while turning in her homework. This shows that she would like the old schools better because she thinks that they had fun at the old schools and she thinks the new schools aren't fun.
The kids are able to help each other on the same thing. On pg 752 it says that Margie was thinking about the old schools and how they learned the same thing and help each other on homework. This shows that she rather be at the old schools because she dosen't get help with her homework