This debate has been going on forever it seems. Both private and public schools have their benefits. It depends on a person’s own perception towards education that ultimately decides what they want for their children.
Despite the somewhat expensive tuition costs, there are many benefits of private schools. However public schools cannot be ignored either. Today’s article will pit the two concepts against each other and highlight their positives. This will help parents decide which school to enroll their children in.
Expensive Education vs. Free Education
Nothing can beat public schools when it comes to the cost of learning. It’s free – Paid for in full by the US Government all the way up to 12th grade. What is even more encouraging is the fact that the quality of education at public schools has been getting better and better over the years. This makes public schools a no brainer for many parents.
Quality of Education – The Main Difference
The thing that sets private institutions apart from public ones is the quality of education. Private schools have one single vision in mind – to provide the best possible education to their students by using the latest technology and excellent teaching staff. They carefully screen their teachers to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest teaching trends and possess the necessary academic distinctions required for teaching.
Furthermore, their curriculum is carefully designed to incorporate the highest levels of teaching methodologies. They also have a better student teacher ratio compared to public schools which also improve overall teaching and learning. These are traits not found in public institutions.
Access to Better Facilities, Tools and Equipment
Students at private schools take full advantage of all the amenities provided to them. They have access to better facilities both education and recreational. The libraries contain a healthy volume of books for research and the computer labs are better equipped to assist with projects and daily assignments.
Students are also given ample opportunity to indulge themselves in recreational activities in order to keep a healthy mind. Better gymnasiums, fitness classes and different types of recreational sports are just a few things offered at private institutions.
After School Enrichment Programs
Both public and private schools are big on after school programs. The types of programs however vary from school to school and private institutions tend to stay ahead of the pack, with the diverse, fun and highly productive after school programs designed specifically to enhance student growth both mentally and physically.
When it comes to education, parents certainly have good choices on the table. All schools have to uphold minimum standards of education and teaching as mandated by their respective school districts. With that in mind, both private and public schools provide children with the skills they need to succeed in life. Private schools though, do a much better job of it than its counterpart.