Generally speaking, education is important aspect to the development of any informed citizen particularly children. Education can be found in many aspects, and fulfills the majority of the life of most people; nevertheless there are appears to be a demonstrative split between Private and Public School education. While there are significant arguments for either one, Private Schools are much better and due to the increase of private schools, one should really consider educating their child at a Private School.
Smaller Class Sizes
The relationship between child and teacher is incredibly important. The relationship is first reflected between parent and child, but grows through the education process. Children with a great rapport with their teachers are more likely to absorb information and learn better. Unfortunately in public schools, the classes are so large – often 20-30 students, the teacher does not have the opportunity to foster a relationship with each child. Alternatively in private school, class sizes are generally smaller boasting a maximum of 15-20 students. In Private Schools, teachers can learn how the student receives and processes information, while the children learn best from an individual they enjoy being around. It is clear when a child enjoys to class and has a direct relationship with their teacher, they are more likely to retain the information that they are being taught; making a smaller class size the best way to learn.
Better Preparation for College
Public Schools have a pretty strict curriculum. Most students throughout the area are learning the same things, especially for generalized testing. Unfortunately, this does not lend itself adequately to the college curriculum. Generalized Testing is not equivalent to the SATs, and in some cases, public school students are adversely at a disadvantage. However, Private Schools have more of a flexibility in their school curriculums, moreover, these classes are taught by industry professionals in that particular field. The flexibility within private education allows for the classes to be geared more towards the college level, helping students to be properly prepared for college and the standards expected of them. Many public school students struggle to transition to the college level, making freshman year a very difficult and transitional process. As a parent, you would want to limit or remove the conflicts that could arise during this transition. Educating your child through the private school process, will ensure that they are the best and most prepared.
For many families, educating their child within a particular religious context could be extremely important. Public Schools are not expected to maintain any religious sentiments and often refrain from maintaining allegiance to any religious sector. Religious education not be a part of the curriculum either. Meanwhile, as Private Schools are privately funded, they have the ability to be entirely faith-based or dedicated to the education on many different and diverse religions, thus, teaching the fundamentals of that religion and exploring its fundamentals further. If an education in the fundamentals of your preferred faith is important to you and the betterment of your children then private schooling might be the option for you.
Stated in the previous point, Private School are privately funded – mostly funded by parents by their tuition fees. As parents pay for the schooling of their children, they have a definitive stake in how their children are educated. One to one parent-teacher conferences lend themselves to more informed parents, who know which their child is struggling in and aids to the creation of programs to help that child.
With various parent organizations and board meetings, parents have an active say on the happenings of the school. This privilege does not exist in public schools. As these schools are funded by the government, the government has a say on what happens.
Significant Funding/Extracurricular Activities
Additionally, another major advantage of Private Schools comes from their private funding. The funding from tuition fees can be used to fund other programs, specifically extracurriculars. Compared the Private Schools, many public school extracurriculars lack significant funding. The inability for these student to have access to the necessary tools to conduct some of these activities means that students rely on fundraising amongst other schemes to raise the money. The lack of money can also cause significant limitations on what the school can do or produce. This can create a hold on the potential beneficial experiences these students could have. The access to resources is a clear differentiator between public and private education. If extracurricular activities are important to you and the development of your children then choose private education.
Discipline, Respect and Security are another set of important factors for parents. Most would want their children to be educated in an environment that enforces strict rules to ensure discipline and respect for others and themselves. While, public schools have a high rate of discipline and enforce punishments where necessary, they do not compare to the levels in private education. Furthermore, the level of accountability attributed to the parent – particularly from a monetary standpoint, enforces a level of discipline to the child. Parents hold their children accountable for their actions as they are sending significant amounts of money for their development.
Likewise, public schools cannot boast a high level of security for their children while private schools can. A proportion of the funds is often attributed to security concerns, cameras and gates to prevent people getting in and children leaving outside of the control of the school.