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Private! Public!
Debate Score:50
Arguments:26
Total Votes:58
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Private schools OR Regular schools?

Public or Private?

Private or Public?

School #1 or School #2 ( Private is #1 and Public is # 2 )

Private!

Side Score: 22
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Public!

Side Score: 28
3 points

Definitely private school.

Your education possibilities increase immensely.

Also, in Government schools teacher under the 10 year law. Can't get fired for being a horrible teacher.

Private schools get complaints from parents about a bad teacher they kick'm out or knock them back in line. None of those pussy footin laws are around in private schools.

Side: Private!
1 point

Me and my family have all gone to public schools and we all turned out okay. But in the future I will seriously think about private schools for my kids.

It just depends on the school. If we live in kind of a bad area I wouldn't want my kids going to public school. For example, Irving, Texas is kind of turning into the ghetto.

But in a nice area, public school usually isn't that bad. But it definitely depends on the school.

Side: Private!
1 point

I have lived on a boat for 2 years now. From what I have seen the kids raised with home schooling has out stripped the public school children. I also have seen the difference but not as drastic between private and public schooling. This is what occurs when you removed politics from the learning process. You can argue all you want, I will go on what I see not on numbers some one else claims.

Side: Public!

Children are more orderly in private schools and individualized instruction is given to students who are struggling with a difficult subject. Also, the children have to wear a uniform that makes it nice.

Side: Private!
0 points

I think the success rate is higher in private school. If a student knows that his parents are forking out the dough to send him to a private school, he'll try harder and will try not to fail. This is the case for most of my school. On the other hand, a public school student can't really be kicked out for failing and a lot will just go for the sake of going. Not everybody is goal oriented toward getting good grades and going to college.

Side: Private!
0 points

Private schools are not only proven to be more efficient, but also less costly. The reason why most parents can't send their children to these better and cheaper schools, is because they are forced to pay for the expensive and inefficient public schools. The only reason why public schools exist as they do is because of forcing people to pay for them. If public schools are so great, then people would voluntarily choose to send their children there if given the choice. Right?

What causes the price of something to drop? There is clearly a demand for education, and competition in the private sector allows for demands to be filled cheaply. If you were guaranteed to get paid no matter how well you performed your job, would you have the same motivation as you would if there was no guarantee? If parents had a choice to spend less money on a better education for their children, most probably would.

Education, just like any other good or service, will always be better and cheaper in the free market.

Side: Private!
3 points

I went to a Public school all my life (parents can't afford shit like that) and i'm fine with it.

Private schools seem alright, but there's the dress code and the snobbery and the possible religious fanaticism. at least with public schools, you can bring up any religion you want. although, it's the teacher's i feel bad for. my teacher's were cool about it, but teacher's are constantly in fear of losing their jobs just for bringing up a religious topic (seriously, i saw some who were too afraid to say "thank god").

Side: Public!
daveim21(10) Disputed
3 points

Not all private schools have a strict dress code. Just some of the more well known, larger ones. And there is no religious fanatacism at the school I go to. We have school off on all christian, muslin, hindu, and jesuit holidays, and nobody is fired if they say "thank god".

Side: Private!
funkyking23(31) Disputed
3 points

not all private schools have uniforms, or snobbery, or religious fanaticism. Research my school, its called Keystone School, in San Antonio

Honestly, i also think it depends upon the area, too

In Detroit, Public Schools are the same as Private Schools in San Antonio. Private Schools in Detroit are a heck of a lot better than any school in San Antonio. The region depends on whether private or public is better

I honestly think private is better, but that is my belief

By the way, sorry for copying a lot of stuff said above

SORRY!

Side: Private!
2 points

Definitely public schools. It would not hurt to have a public school with a private school curriculum. In private school though you learn more what you do not learn is about the real world.

Side: Public!
2 points

Private school students have parents that can afford private school. Money is good. Teaching kids what their parents think and not what is true is bad. Bad, bad private schools.

Side: Public!
2 points

Public schools are definitely better because not only do a get a scholarly education, but you also get a social education too. Lets just say u go to an all-boys private school;Your most likely not going to have a girlfriend until your 18,19(unless your a really big nerd). =)

Side: Public!
2 points

If you live in an area that the test scores are low and the teachers seem to be about their paycheck and nothing more than I would consider a different school not necessarily private unless it's your only option because you could find careless teachers in private schools. Just like you can find ignorant kids in public school they can be found in private schools, it's just probably a different type of ignorance.

Side: Public!
2 points

I grew up in So-Cal and was fortunate enough to attend private, public, and even home school. I lived in a middle class area then moved into a area in which the poverty rate was very high, but my parents decided to open a domestic violence shelter out there and wanted to become involved in the community.

When I moved there I was against attending public school especially in this area. I practically came up with every excuse I possibly could so I didn't have to attend. I realized later on in life that attending PUBLIC SCHOOL was thee most enlightening experience. I maintained a great g.p.a. stayed focused while learning about other cultures and lifestyles.

Attending public school actually helped mold me for the real world because everything is not about...NAME BRANDS, ABOUT MONEY, WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOUR FAMILY NAME IS, AND JESUS CHRIST. I learned to be very aware of other peoples lives and it helped me realize at a very young age just how fortunate I was to have been the places I had.

So if you're forking out thousands of dollars a year to send your child to private school just because you think the education system is better you're fooling yourself because great education comes from an excellent teacher that cares and parents who take the extra time to educate their kids. You can find AMAZING teachers in public school.

Side: Public!
1 point

I have never been able to afford to go to a private school. Hell I can barely live with paying part of my tennis lessons per month!

I think that public schools give a better job of showing us how life in the real world actually will be. A struggle. Those going to private schools most likely are having their lives pre paid with a college already waiting to accept them without the need of petty things like scholarships. Regular schools are a different story. You have to look tough or be put down. Simple as that.

Side: Public!
daveim21(10) Disputed
3 points

That sounds hyppocritical, vicious, and primitive. You people should stop making assumptions that just because we can go to private school we have our lives planned out for us at age 3.

Side: Private!
2 points

I guess it was a little harsh.

All the private school kids that I know ( I know around 20 ) are almost all preppy snobs, therefore I assumed that if an 18 out of 20 turn out ( 90 % ) kind of leans towards the majority being preppy snobs with their lives planned out at yes age 3 for some of them.

Not if you can go to private schools but if you DO I could care less whether or not you could go to a private school I only care about whether or not YOU ARE OR ARE NOT.

Side: Public!
1 point

I havn t been to a private school but theres a private high school across my school and they all look smart but snobby. They have nice uniform but i think private schools are for freaks! Whats the difference, you are still learning, why would you pay thousands every year to learn when its free?!

Side: Public!
Integrity(73) Disputed
2 points

Free! Did you learn that in public school? ;-P

You might want to rethink that argument.

Side: Private!
1 point

Even when I become a million, I am going to make sure my kids go to public school.

Each school offers the same potential cause end of the day it's all up to the kid to learn. The reason I don't want them to go private is because I want them to learn what it is like to be the average kid.. to integrate with all types of people, not just the rich, to learn the streets and how to take care of yourself, to be rated on your own characteristics and not the amount of money you have, being an upperclass out of touch snob.

However it would have to be a good public school...

Side: Public!
1 point

You tend to find that people that go to private schools are unhappy as they don't actually want to be there and the only reason they are is because their Mum and Dad have to money to pay for the cost. What can you gain from a private school that a public school can't offer. My uncle has worked in both a private and a public school and when asked about his preference, he answered "public school, because there the pupils have more enthusiasm and work hard for their achievements instead of their parents buying them."

Side: Public!
1 point

I have been to both public and private schools, and the only difference i can come up with is that Private schools are more costly than Public schools and that in Public schools you are exposed to more races and religious backgrounds. I say Public.

Side: Public!

i have gone to a public school all my life and i prefer it to a private school because i have learning problems and i get an IEP meaning i get special privileges like adopted tests and you don't get that in a private school

Side: Public!