Private Schools Vs. Public Schools

1406 Words Nov 30th, 2014 6 Pages
Everyone knows that private school is more expensive than public school, but has it ever occurred to you why it is like this? Private schools are not just trying to take your money, they are just trying to provide a quality education, without the government funding that public schools get. The tuition money goes to very important things; high quality teachers, better resources and the overall quality and stability of the institution. It is true that private school tuition is expensive, but private schools have been proven to be more orderly and safe, have more engaged teachers, better equipped for religious and special needs, and students have better test scores and are better prepared for college and the rest of life. Private schools are known for setting high standards, engaging students, and sparking the desire to learn. If the standards are set high, the students will work hard to reach them. Private school students generally perform higher than public school students on standardized achievement tests. In the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), private school students scored well above the national average. (CAPE | Council for American Private Education." CAPE) Private schools do a great job challenging their students to stretch their capacity; they require more courses for graduation than public schools in math, science, social studies, foreign language, and computer sciences. Requiring more courses for graduation may seem like a lot of work, but it…

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