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private schools are better than public school

It depends mostly on the region, but in general private schools are better than public schools. I have gone to both, and personally, I like private schools better.It depends mostly on the region, but in general private schools are better than public schools. I have gone to both, and personally, I like private schools better.It depends mostly on the region, but in general private schools are better than public schools. I have gone to both, and personally, I like private schools better

Private school

Side Score: 36
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public school

Side Score: 13
3 points

Private schools tend to have teachers with higher qualifications (e.g. holding postgraduate qualifications, published authors in specialist subjects) than public schools. They also have newer and more expensive textbooks, equipment, and furniture. Some of them have quite specialised optional subjects that you normally wouldn't get until you reached university. Some are quite picky in admitting students, so the students may generally be more attentive, overachieving, etc. And parents willing to send their children to private school almost always care deeply about their children, so you see fewer neglected/abused students.

All of this means that private schools have a better chance of providing a good teaching and learning environment than public schools. But whether or not a particular private school actually is better than public schools will depend a lot on how well they utilise the superior options available to them.

And when it comes to educating a child, no school option, no matter how expensive it is, beats having an encouraging home environment and attentive, patient parents.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
MacCorms(2) Disputed
1 point

My experience is the exact opposite and I have yet to see a private school where the top students out preformed the top students at a comparable public school. I have also seen more unqualified teachers in private school (example: Spanish 4 teacher that just graduated college at 23, never been in front of a classroom given 17 seniors and spends her time crying in the corner).

1 year ago | Side: public school
2 points

Private School Pros

Private schools focus on specific topics.

Smaller class sizes.

Private schools have better books and supplies.

More access to up-to-date computers.

Curriculum is more challenging.

Most private schools are religious based schools.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
2 points

Pubic School Pros

More choice in curriculum.

Builds community relationships for both parent and student.

Access to sports programs.

Access to arts and music programs.

Teachers are certified educational instructors.

Low cost.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
2 points

Public School Cons

Larger class sizes.

Exposure to unacceptable lifestyles at public schools.

Classes are taught at a mid-learning level, which may cause advanced learners to become bored.

Limited access to learning materials.

More school days-off from school.

Outdated textbooks.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
Ellysphant(3) Disputed
1 point

Larger class sizes, really? um the last time I checked all my general education classes in college were in large lecture halls of 200-300 people, maybe im in the wrong class? haha Also all through elementary, middle, and high school all my classes were around 30. Honestly its not that large.

Exposure to unacceptable lifestyles? what? you know thats what the real world is like right? I also know for a fact that being in a private school and having parents that shelter you just makes you rebel and then the child wont want to come to their parents for their mistake that is frowned upon in their eyes.

Mid-level learning? didnt someone say that we need to catch up to other countries? mid-level learning is trying to make it so that we can all be equal. you know the saying "you're only as strong as our weakest link?" well if not you need to learn about it. Also thats why they have a gifted program in the schools.

Limited access to learning materials? well let me straighten that up. In case you havent noticed, our nation is developing around technology, reading books and writing on paper is not helping the child excel, technology is!

More school days-off? Honestly they are the exact same if you count them.

Outdated textbooks. I can sort of agree on that one, but like I said this world is becoming more and more technologically advanced, so...theres really no need for updated textbooks.

The public schools system helps you out in the real world. If all you have is book smarts, thats all you will be. You need to know how to socialize and become more involved in society.

3 years ago | Side: public school
emmabidd Disputed
1 point

Yeh there's 200-300 in COLLEGE not school! College is a different type of teaching so you can't compare it with a classroom. and 30 is big I have experienced both 30 pupil classes and 20 pupil classes and you would be suprised at the difference it makes.

You say that exposure to unacceptable lifestyles is the real world but they're just kids and don't need that pressure! And you say you know for a fact that having parents that shelter you makes you rebel however my parents sheltered me and it just made me realise how much they loved me and I certainly didn't 'rebel' and neither did any of my friends.

Limited learning to access materials is a problem in public schools, i have experienced it. You think that if there's limited access to reading books there's going to be an abundance of computers? I don't think so...

I have to be fair and say that my private school actually has much longer holidays but thats only because we work harder during term time.

The public school system doesn't set you up for life. You social skills will be worth nothing when your working at mcdonalds.

1 year ago | Side: Private school
2 points

Private schools hands down. A lot of Catholic schools operator on way less funds than public schools and the kids perform much better on tests.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
Ellysphant(3) Disputed
1 point

Um...if you're all for private schools, you might want to check your grammar. By the way they really dont perform better on tests than public schools. Public schools actually have more of a social environment, so the scores are not going to add up. My high school was proof of that.

3 years ago | Side: public school
emmabidd Disputed
1 point

Firstly, you're missing a comma aswell...and secondly, you first say that they don't perform better, but then you say they do but that's because public schools are more social? Make your mind up.

1 year ago | Side: Private school
0 points

think that may have something to do with the parents that send their kids to private schools being more invested in their child's education?

2 years ago | Side: public school
2 points

From personal experience I have to say private schools far exceed their public counterparts in terms of educational opportunities. I went to both private and public and have seen the difference first hand. There is no contest in my opinion. I even gave public school a second chance with my son, I allowed him to attend public from K through 3rd grades, and it was the worst mistake I ever made.

I understand there are many who cannot afford a private education for their children which is why making school choice a legal reality is so important if we ever want the US to be able to compete on the same playing field as the rest of the world.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
2 points

Definetly private schools.

They have the freedom to fire unwanted teachers. Public schools don't because the teachers are protected under a 10 year program. If they've been teaching for more than 10 years they cannot be fired.

Public schools exist so teachers can have a guaranteed job.

Private schools are free to teach what they want. Wither it's government fed garbage or good firm truth.

The education is also great and concentrated.

Private schools also are able to kick out failure students. (Bad grades)

2 years ago | Side: Private school
1 point

Not only are they able to ask students to leave for failing marks, but they are also allowed to ask troubled students to leave. Troubled students meaning those who cause chaos in the classroom. In my city, the public school teachers get absolutely no respect from some of the students. Don't get me wrong, just because you go to a public school doesn't mean you're a bad egg, I'm just saying that for those kids that feel that they are above the teacher, in a private school setting they would be asked to either shape up and get some respect, or leave. Such a shame, public school teachers are bowing down to their rowdy students because they don't want to be let go for "not being understanding enough to the children."

2 years ago | Side: Private school
2 points

private schools provide good academic achievement. The typical private school has a smaller classroom size than in public. Small classes really improve school achievement. There are some benefits of small classes. For example, if there are 10 students in the classroom, there will be less noise and more attention to students from their teacher.

Most students are bored to study, but private schools help to motivate students. It means that teachers create some interesting, relevant and current topics. Also they use various mediums such as video, in-class skits and slides, which attract pupils’ attention. (James, 1981).

2 years ago | Side: Private school
1 point

Private schools for me! I went to private school and I attribute any success I have and will have from my private school education. I think there are a lot of misconceptions about private school that I think should be pointed out:

1. You can't go unless you're rich.

This is completely false. Most private schools (and ALL private schools in my area) offer scholarships or reduced tuition for families that want their children that want to attend, but can't afford full tuition.

2. All those kids learn about is religion.

This is also false. The only aspect of religion (that is if you go to a religious private school as I did) in a private school is the added subject area of religion. We still learned about science, math, and all the other "core" subjects. And no, we did not ignore scientific findings for the basis of religion. As Catholics, we tend to take the Bible more as a metaphor than a literal telling of the world.

3. Private school kids and their families are all snobs.

This is, as you guessed it, false. Part of the reason private schools use uniforms is to set all children on an equal playing field. There is no worry about brands or cost of clothing because it all looks the same! It's a way to help instill in the children that we are all equals. If a child attends a religious private school, part of their religion class will deal with treating everybody with respect no matter their race, income, religion, etc.

When I went to high school (I attended a private high school as well), a lot of kids from public middle schools also began attending. You could tell who came from a private school and who came from a public school. The public school kids were generally better with math and science, while the private school kids were better with English and speech skills. Another point I'd like to bring up is that in a private school, teachers don't have to deal with the same things as in a public school. In my city, a teacher just kind of has to swallow their pride when it comes to a student in a public school misbehaving. Officials don't want teachers that reprimand students that misbehave. In my private high school we had detentions, expulsions, suspensions, weekend sanctions, all of those things. If you misbehaved in class, you were asked to leave. We had to respect the teacher figure as well as all other adults.

I guess to sum it up. I fully support private schools and always will. My kids WILL attend private school.

2 years ago | Side: Private school
1 point

by the way my kids go to private school,circle math,chess,swimming,drawing school,ballet classes, I sacrified alot because I want the to be leaders,the best they can be no time to waste,I want to look back and see a good contribution to this contry not a loser, I am not rich I just invest in their future, you can do it too!

1 year ago | Side: Private school
1 point

In comparison with public schools,public ones are much better.It is an ideal place for any students,because even the atmosphere in this schools is very friendly and pleasent.Teachers are very good,nearly veryone has a professor status.Also private schools can offer a lot of dofferent classes for the self development of students such as chess club or ballroom dancing studio, where students can get both:necessary skills and pleasent rest from another subjects.Of course this is not all advantages of private schools...

2 years ago | Side: Private school
1 point

Private schools have the advantage of being selective in who they accept and who gets to stay. Public schools have to take all who enroll from their district. This means that private schools can more easily get rid of kids who disrupt the class rooms or who unable to keep up academically. Also, parental involvement in the students education is higher in private school because there is a financial stake. Parents don't want to see their money being wasted. Many excellent teachers will take a little less money to teach at a private school because of the real (or perceived) advantage of higher student interest and personal safety.

2 years ago | Side: Private school
1 point

really,

private schools are better than public school,

kyo k agr ese na hota,to public school ke teachers ke sons\daughters private school me na padte.

1 year ago | Side: Private school
1 point

Private and public schools have their pros and cons. In this essay it will prove why private schools are better than public schools with education. A lot of people like public schools better but during research a lot of things go against it and why private schools teach better. 1.5 million students go to private schools to learn because of their better education. In this persuasive essay it will include information comparing the 2 systems, advantages and disadvantages.

Private schools have many differences yet many similarities with public schools. Some of the similarities are that both public and private do not tolerate bullying. Bullying is something that no school can stand, they want bullying to stop in all schools everywhere. Drugs, alcohol and cigarettes are also not accepted or tolerated in schools. It is illegal to bring things like that to school, because of the age and because of the pollution, it is clearly against and rule/law. Some differences are that private schools are not run by the government which makes them able to make their own decisions and teachers don’t go on strike. It is more safe because if you have a problem you can go straight to the director. Private schools also have a higher level of education, so it teaches more things and challenges the mind to think more.

The advantages of being in a private schools is that you learn more so you are more courageous and you are very open-minded. Because of the small classes the teacher gets more time to spend with students. They are able to explain things to them at the correct level of education for them. In private schools teachers expect more hard work from students. In public schools teachers think that a B+ is amazing but in private schools a A and A+ is amazing. In private schools they also help challenged students more than private schools do. They try to give all the attention they can to them and teach them at their education level.

The disadvantages of a private school is the fee. It is very expensive and sometimes very hard to afford for families. Since they select their students some students have a chance of not being able to go to the school. Which is unfair because some students don't get an opportunity to learn properly. Most private schools are also religious which makes it hard for some families to send their child to the private school because it can change the religion they follow.

This is why I prefer private schools to be better. Despite all the negative things private schools are still better. They teach better, challenge minds, care more and teach according to education levels. This makes private schools better than public schools. I hope that you will now know why private schools are better. Its like when you compare two things, the better quality the better the thing is.

References

http://canyonvillechristianacademy.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-private-school/

http://www.studymode.com/essays/Comparison-Of-Private-And-Public-Schools-555115.html

http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin035.shtml

http://www.canyonville.net/2009/07/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-private- school/

16 days ago | Side: Private school
1 point

Private and public schools have their pros and cons. In this essay it will prove why private schools are better than public schools with education. A lot of people like public schools better but during research a lot of things go against it and why private schools teach better. 1.5 million students go to private schools to learn because of their better education. In this persuasive essay it will include information comparing the 2 systems, advantages and disadvantages.

Private schools have many differences yet many similarities with public schools. Some of the similarities are that both public and private do not tolerate bullying. Bullying is something that no school can stand, they want bullying to stop in all schools everywhere. Drugs, alcohol and cigarettes are also not accepted or tolerated in schools. It is illegal to bring things like that to school, because of the age and because of the pollution, it is clearly against and rule/law. Some differences are that private schools are not run by the government which makes them able to make their own decisions and teachers don’t go on strike. It is more safe because if you have a problem you can go straight to the director. Private schools also have a higher level of education, so it teaches more things and challenges the mind to think more.

The advantages of being in a private schools is that you learn more so you are more courageous and you are very open-minded. Because of the small classes the teacher gets more time to spend with students. They are able to explain things to them at the correct level of education for them. In private schools teachers expect more hard work from students. In public schools teachers think that a B+ is amazing but in private schools a A and A+ is amazing. In private schools they also help challenged students more than private schools do. They try to give all the attention they can to them and teach them at their education level.

The disadvantages of a private school is the fee. It is very expensive and sometimes very hard to afford for families. Since they select their students some students have a chance of not being able to go to the school. Which is unfair because some students don't get an opportunity to learn properly. Most private schools are also religious which makes it hard for some families to send their child to the private school because it can change the religion they follow.

This is why I prefer private schools to be better. Despite all the negative things private schools are still better. They teach better, challenge minds, care more and teach according to education levels. This makes private schools better than public schools. I hope that you will now know why private schools are better. Its like when you compare two things, the better quality the better the thing is.

16 days ago | Side: Private school
3 points

Private School Cons

Cost.

Teachers are not required to have a teaching degree, just knowledge of the subject they will be teaching.

Less diverse choices in subjects.

No special education classes available.

Students must pass an entrance exam to be admitted.

Most private schools are religious based schools.

3 years ago | Side: public school
ENDT91(36) Disputed
2 points

A lot of these things have no footings in the reality of private school.

Cost: Most private schools offer scholarship programs or reduced tuition based on family income.

Teaching degrees: I don't know what private schools are in your area, but in mine there are absolutely NO teachers in a private school without a degree in their course of instruction.

Less diverse choices: I'll agree with you here. Most private schools won't offer vocational classes such as wood shop. They offer mostly classes that will benefit through a college education.

Special education classes: This is not true. I've attended 3 different private schools and all of them had special education classes available. Because these schools are private, the availability of special education courses really depends on the available funding.

Entrance exam: FALSE. Only SOME private schools require a passing score on an entrance exam. A lot of private schools only require an entrance exam in order to help form the best curriculum for the student.

Religion based: This is purely a subjective matter.

2 years ago | Side: Private school
emmabidd Disputed
2 points

These are all rubbish. I am 14 and have attended both a public and private school.

I have a 50% scholarship so cost is not a problem if you try hard and most of my friends have 10-15% scholarships anyway. Also at public school we were having to donate money and pay extra so that other children in my year could attend and come on trips so we actually ended up paying quite a bit.

All of my teachers are highly qualified so I don't know where you got that idea.

There is a huge choice of subjects including things like woodshop however at my public school you HAD to take a design and technology gcse which actually narrows your choices at public school.

An entrance exam just maintains a high quality of students and so long as you're not an idiot I can't see an entrance exam being a problem although I would like to point out that I had to pass an entrance exam to get into the public school anyway so...

My school is certainly not religious in anyway and I only know of one private school that is.

So you should learn more about the subject before you decide to assume you know all.

1 year ago | Side: Private school
aislin(31) Disputed
1 point

I do not know where you live, but in my area...

All the private schools I have attended, and my children have attended require teaching degrees, more often than not advanced degrees as well

Both my son's high school and my daughter's grade school offer special education classes, in fact they have many programs the public schools do not.

In my area, entrance exams are only required for the high schools, private grade schools have open enrollment.

3 years ago | Side: Private school
2 points

Public schools are the only schools that must meet the needs of all students. They do not turn children or families away. Public schools serve children with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities, those who are extremely gifted and those who are learning challenged, right along with children without special needs.

Public schools foster interactions and understanding among people of different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

2 years ago | Side: public school
1 point

I went to private school when I was little and I hated it. I would come home everyday complaining about the dress I was wearing and honestly I only remember the fun things we did. I dont even remember learning anything. There was only one teacher per grade and then when it hit middle school/high school there was one teacher per subject. The teachers didnt have to be certified and were people that went to church there. Public school is way to strict in my opinion and it was way too loud. When I made the switch to public school, I didnt have to act fake, I was myself and I was able to make my own friends. It is great to have morals behind everything you do and to learn from your mistakes. At the private school I went to there was no room for mistakes, one little mistake and your whole world came crashing down. In public school you learn from your mistakes, choose the classes you want to take/teacher you want to have, and you get to express yourself however you want to. I was also behind when I switched to public school, which is another down fall. Im straight up PUBLIC SCHOOL BABY!! If all those supposedly "highly certified teachers" in private school were to come teach in the public school system, then we wouldnt have to worry about catching up to the rest of the world, would we? BTW im majoring in Elementary Education at a public university and plan to teach in the public school system.

3 years ago | Side: public school
1 point

1) The lack of regulations in private school (no requirement for a teaching degree) leads to unqualified or under qualified teachers. If you don't check on every teacher then you cannot assume that they have a teaching degree.

2) The lack of normal social interactions with those outside of your economic group. Having fewer people to interact with in school limits your growth and can lead to crazy druggies/ burn outs. This is just my personal experience for being in private school most of my life. Of my graduating class in high school of 59 people there are maybe 5 or 6 that haven't fallen into hardcore drugs, gotten knocked up or moved out of their parents house. This was the top private school for a few hundred miles.

3) Cost. When I see a private school that is not predominantly white I will be amazed.

4) Every kid should have the opportunity to get a real education with out the religious indoctrination parents force on their kids. Telling a kid if he is bad he will burn in hell forever is sadistic and child abuse. Kids should be taught logic and reason when they are old enough they can make their own decisions.

1 year ago | Side: public school
LaurenT(2) Disputed
1 point

Private schools do not have to follow the NO TOLERANCE joke, that should be enough for any parents to pull their children quickly out of the public school system. Further more because private schools are runned privately, if the school is run poorly , with unqualified teachers, the school will lose students and shut down.

I truly believe the schools depend on the income level. if you live in an afluent suburb, surely you will have good public school ,but in Baltimore where I grew up, you can be certain you dont want to step into 75% of those public schools, and you would NEVER send your own child there. THANK GOD for private schools at least in alot of inner cities.

It may be interesting to watch this documentary : The War On Kids

http://www.thewaronkids.com/MAIN.html

I know you can get it online from Netflix

1 year ago | Side: Private school
LaurenT(2) Clarified
1 point

I will add some scenes in this documentary are a little disturbing especially for parents.

1 year ago | Side: Private school


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