Their selection of students through entrance exams results in fewer students, smaller classes and more attention for each student. This might be the main reason independent schools are expensive, however students attending these schoo... ... middle of paper ... ...ks in life”. In opposition to this, children in private schools tend to be moulded into the sophisticated society they live in. Their view on life and others may become narrow minded as a result. Considering the same private school educated getting the better job purely based on their schooling background might be considered as an ethical issue.
The problem is that there are not enough high quality schools in all areas especially the ones that have low income families. The NCLB did get more kids in school, but it does not mean that they actually received a quality education or even graduated for that matter. Although, there are great teachers working at public schools; there are also too many bad ones. They are the kind of teachers who do not actually care if their students learn the material they are teaching, and are only really there for the paycheck. As for the NCLB act it was more of a never ending failing cycle.
Today, a solid education is what any parent should desire for their child. Without that education there is really no successful future ahead of them. Many parents and teachers have been very supportive of the Common Core Standards, but many are against it and feel that it puts an unnecessary strain on students, parents, and teachers. Several states now offer vouchers that give students the opportunity to attend private schools if the student or parents feel that their education goals are not being met through the public school system. But how beneficial are these vouchers to everyone, including taxpayers?
Basically, a private school works for the students' desires, while a public school demands that its students work for their designated needs. The intellectual climate at a private school is more academically oriented than public schools. Private education provides students with a broader education that accepts diversity. Public education, however, does not have as much diversity due to strict public control that tries to avoid offending others. Private schools are considered to be more experimental because they try and accept new ideas faster.
I think that a child is better off staying in the schooling environment they started off at. In conclusion, I am neither for nor against either private schooling or public schooling. I think that both have their benefits and both have their downfalls. I do not think that private schools should cost so much because it takes away from the diversity in the school system. Without diversity in private schools, children will never learn about it or be aware of it until they are out of school.
Many parents believe that choosing homeschooling for their child will shield him from negative outside environments. Some examples of a negative environment are bullying, the stress of having to balance a social life and getting good grades, and peer-pressure. In my opinion that decision can actually do more harm than good to the child. Without certain obstacles in a childhood, how is there supposed to be growth and preparation for the outside world? I am not saying that the negative environmental factors in public schools are good, but I feel as it helps a person become who he was meant to be.
Vouchers also allow parents to effectively vote with their dollars for, what in their eyes, the school that is the best. By federally funding a school voucher system, the discrepancy between schools located in rich and poor areas would be decreased, as poor children would be allowed to attend schools in richer neighborhoods and vice versa. But can such a system be implemented in America? Simply because it has been done to a degree of success in small scale tests in America does not clearly show that it would be successful on a national level. It would, at least, give parents to choose where their children go to school, the same way they can choose what to have for breakfast in the morning.
One of the opportunities we can provide for those children is school choice. Some people argue that they pay high tax to provide quality education for their children, and others do not have the right to share with it. If we follow the system thinking, this belief is a fallacy because we can not separate one from others in a system. In the long run, school choice can create success for children from the low SES family. In other words, if we can help those children succeed in the school and society, they will produce less problems to the society, and we can build up a better environment for everyone.
Many people do not realize the benefits of this program. Educational vouchers are something that many school districts need to implement due to their advantages. The benefits of educational vouchers very much outweigh the disadvantages. Educational vouchers, also known as scholarships, redirect the flow of education funding, channeling it directly to individual families rather than to school districts. This allows families to select the public or private schools of their choice and have all or part of the tuition paid.
Parents have options when making decisions regarding their children’s education. Nowadays, manny parents choose homeschooling for their children beside public school, because they feel that most of learning atmosphere at public school does not prioritize the student need. But actually, the good choice to the children beside homeschooling is public schools because, it is provides a more diverse experience than homeschooling such as better social interaction. As we know that, socialitation is the process whereby people acquire the rules of behavior and systems of beliefs and attitudes that equips a person to function effectively as a member of a particular society (Chang, Gould & Meuse, 2011), feel more confidence to answer teacher’s questions. It is evident that a question is the strongest point of effective teaching which can stimulate students’ motivation, focus their attention, help their learning and thinking, and also help the teacher know how well a student’s learning is (Dillon, 1988), and not only provide a better education for children with the profesional teachers to teaching, but also provide a good achievment from the students they are teaching in public school