Compare And Contrast Public And Private Schools

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Public Schools vs Private Schools Something that is very interesting about this topic, is that every day a parent must make a very important decision about where their kids will attend school. Can a private school give a child a better education or are the teachers more educated, then a private teacher? Or can a public school give a child a better education? When comparing private schools and public schools, it is important to look at the pros and cons of all of them. When talking about the advantages of private schools, it is important to know what the public schools are being compared to. Some cities may have a better public school district, but other may not, so many parents may not have a chose than to send their child to be private…show more content…
Graduation requirements and coursework levels are higher at private schools. It is found that private schools required an average of 3.1 years of math and 1.5 years of foreign languages, versus 2.7 and 0.5 years for public schools. In another notable trend, about 40 percent of private schools required some form of community service for students to graduate, versus 10 percent for public schools. Another pro to send your child to private school is parental involvement. Private schools make is a priority in involve parents in their child schoolings and activities.
For example: frequent parent-teacher meetings, social events such as parent breakfasts and family camping weekends, and the participation of parent committees in fundraising initiatives, families become an integral part of the child’s education. This common ground also helps
Camacho 3 strengthen parent-child relationships. My brother and I had the privilege to attend private school, my brother attended all twelve years and I attended eight years. Our schools had activities and service hours for our parents. It seems like our parents were at our school as much as we
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What are the pros and cons to going to a public school? Unlike private schools public schools “Do not get to cherry-pick only the brightest or wealthiest students” (Robert Niles Huffingtonpost), every person gets a chance. The pros on going to a public school is by law, public schools are required to provide certain services to students including transportation and reduced price lunches and academic assistance. Private schools do not offer these services, because they are not required to admit students that may or may not meet these needs. Teachers in public schools are required to be certified with the state. Certification also requires ongoing education and occasionally renewal of credentials. As a result of receiving Federal funds, public schools must follow strict teacher certification rules, which do not apply in many private schools. As a result, public school teachers may, in some cases, be better qualified than private school teachers. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana found, when examining data from a standardized math exam taken by

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