Private Schools Vs. Public Schools

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Education is a key component in our nation. People today might say that private schools are superior to public schools, saying that they are safer and a better environment to learn in. Some might say that a private school is a way of sheltering your child and not letting them experience opportunities and face many problems to learn from. There are many positives and negatives to both sides; it mainly depends on whom you are talking to. Some parents might want their child to go to a private school because the class size is smaller and that their child will learn better that way. However, they might also want their child to go to a private school because of the religious aspects. Many private schools have religious compliances, where as public schools do not. Many people think that we have always had public schools, “Public education in America has a history dating back nearly to the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620” (Gina Diorio). The first public school was established in Boston. The largest reason why people attend a public school is to save money since the government and taxes fund public schools. National Center for Education Statistics says, “Nearly 50 Million students enroll in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States” (IES). We get a free education in public education because of Horace Mann, “Horace Mann, who eventually became Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education and a champion of the public school system, believed

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