In the small environment of private schools, they have smaller classes. Many parents want their students to be able to optimize their learning as much as they can. Many send their students to private ... ... middle of paper ... ...rparts on standardized achievement tests” (CAPE). In closing, private school is a better choice for parents when choosing where to send their students. It can cost more, but has a better pay off for students who have been sent to a private school.
This includes students with special needs. You can enroll your child in public schools by just filling out the necessary paperwork. Some private schools on the other hand are selective. Private schools are not forced to accept every child. In many schools admission is very cutthroat.
Private Versus Public Education Many struggling parents wish they could send their children to private schools essentially from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. And so my question is: What is the real worth of a private education? According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Education posted by College Smart, private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests. As a product of public elementary and high school education, I am currently seeing some of the struggles that public school students face after high school graduation when they enter college. I realize now that, behind the high tuition costs, private schools provide caring, challenges, and nurturing in an environment that is lacking in public schools.
It is difficult for many students in public schools to focus on their academics with a wide variety of distractions; therefore, millions of students in the United States are failing classes, and this lack of progression and success is causing others to get by with a minimum amount of effort (“Parents on the Pros and Cons of Homeschooling”). The primary reason for abandoning traditio... ... middle of paper ... ...BSCOHost. Web. 17 September 2013. Lines, Patricia M. “Homeschooling”.
At public school the student/teacher Allen2 ratio average is 22:1. This shows that private schools have more time for the teacher to tutor each student for a longer amount of time. There is no debate which system out performs the other. Private school has stricter curriculum, stricter graduation requirements, and far better student/teachers ratios. Parent involvement has played a huge roll in every school’s program... ... middle of paper ... ...rime in school” (Cape, 2) “Percentage of teachers in 2007-2008 who reported that a student threatened them with injury in public school was 8.1, in private school 2.6.” (Advantages of Private Education, 2) This alone shows that morals are better taught and there are far more statistics that have to do with violence against students and teachers.
There is only so much that can be taught in the public setting that still maintains the attention of the majority of the students in the class. In his book Choosing Equality, Joseph H. Viteritti states that “private school curricula offer students a narrower range of educational options and are more focused on academic, as opposed to vocational, subjects” (81). With the help of the more concentrated learning in a specific area, the students may even get through school faster and on to better things. I think that it is a great option for those who do not want to waste their time doing things in school that they deem meaningless. In addition, some privat... ... middle of paper ... ...eir autonomy…[and] are unlikely to participate in a voucher program that would require them to meet accountability standards in [certain] areas” (Liberator 2).
Unlike public school’s private schools are set on a strict curriculum guidelines set by the state. These subjects taught are mostly their basic needs to graduate but do vary through the states. The curriculum let 's private schools pick on what the teach and what they think is important. Most the students benefit from this often time students have little to no homework. Many schools teach different subjects in different ways for instance if you were to go to a religious school you would be taught subjects that were faith based that use the bible or other religious readings.
The students can also drop out of the majority of the classes that are not mandatory and replace them with another class that they prefer or would do better in. Private schools are another option and the learning is more effective when compared to public schools, but not every family can afford a private school. Homeschooling is less expensive, in most cases, than private
This could cause students to be lacking in areas where most public schooled students are well versed. Homeschooled families argue that standards are covered, but are done so freely and based on the student’s maturity and interest in the subject (Musiime). Since the rate at which subjects are covered is more fluid than in public schools, many of the subjects covered in homeschools are based around the student’s interests. To be able to incorporate these subjects into the homeschool curriculum, time is cut in many other subjects to allow time for the preferred courses. This means many of the core subjects like math and science are lacking in instruction (“Homeschooling”).
Parents have been around and they wanted their child to be what was expect of them, going to school, get good grades and find a great college. Later on in the child’s life they would be happy but it all starts with the question what kind of school should they start. Most parents ignore the fact that there are charter schools which are close to public schools. The few things that are different is the services that public schools provide also the grades of the students last the teaching requirement in the schools. First public schools have almost always had busses pick up students that attended school.