Private Schools vs. Public Schools

1081 Words Jul 17th, 2018 5 Pages
Have you ever attended a private institution? What was your experience like? Think back and compare it to your ideal public school, which one happens to pale in comparison? Public schools, which are controlled by the government, and heavily influenced, by politicians and privateers, hurt your children, not allowing them to reap the full benefits of their growing mind. “Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. The average American [should be] content with their humble role in life, because they are not tempted to think about any other role.” (William T. Harris, U.S. Commissioner of Education 1889-1906) Why leave the future leaders of tomorrow in a place like this, when there is a better …show more content…
Additionally the student body as a whole is considerably smaller compared to the public sector, so the scholars have a healthier chance of getting involved in student groups or other activities that will help them in the outside world. Not to mention there are less cliques around allowing the majority of students to interact with each other with less judgment, which in turn helps administrate a better confidence level and learning environment throughout the entire student body.
Private schools not only prepare the student for college course work and the corporate world, but they also give the student a choice between specialized schools. This choice is convenient for several reasons. One of which involves the cost. There are varying amounts of cost depending on the private school, but they also can work with you to allow your child to receive a better education. Another reason is that it helps the student to become more active in determining their life. “The phrase ‘school choice’ covers a multitude of student assignment plans that vary significantly in their…procedures. Their common denominator is that they encourage or require students and their families to become actively engaged in choosing schools” (Cookson, Jr. 14).

To conclude, privatization of the school system is now becoming more and more of a
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