Public Vs Private Schools
Education is essential part of our children’s life. Therefore parents try to provide a good, qualified type of school which his child can perform well in it. There are two different type of schools and education. There are public schools and private schools. The parents’ choice will choose their children’s future and track of education which is a hard choice, so before deciding which one they will choose. They should know the differences and the similarities between these two types of schools. We can compare the two schools in what is taught, teachers, cost, and graduation rates.
First, Public schools must stick to the curriculum to what can be taught and how it is the information is going to be presented to students. Some subject like religion and politics are not allowed. Governments over the years have determined what should be taught and how should it be presented to students in public schools. But a private school can teach whatever it want to students and also present it in the way they prefer. That is because parent choose to send their students to that type of schools where they can find the type of program and educational philosophy that they like to send their children to. But these two types of schools have also similarities that both should teach the students basic subjects: such as English, Science, and Mathematics in order to graduate and go to college.
Second, the costs of the two types of schools is different from each other. Cost is really different between private and public schools. Public schools are not allowed to charge the parents any tuition fees at the elementary level. But they are allowed to do that in high schools. Public schools are funded largely by taxes from the state. Private schools charge the parents for every part of any program. Fees are determined by market forces. Private schools take no public funding as result they must operate with a balanced budgets.
Next, the number of students who enter the universities after graduation from high schools are much less in public schools than private schools. The reason that most private schools students do well and study seriously in their area or track that were chosen by them. In universities they choose students that are qualified and can do work easily and in a very good way. And sometimes because of the facilities that they have. Private schools’ students have better chance to enter the university they want than public schools that have a weaker curriculum. But at the end it depends on the student’s performance and grades in schools.
Finally, there is a slight difference between teachers in private schools and in public schools. For example teachers in public schools must be certified by the state they are teaching in. Certification is given once statutory requirements such as education courses and practices are done. In most states in the world Private schools’ teachers can teach without a certificate, but they prefer to become certified. Private schools tend to hire teachers with a master degree in their subject from all over the world.
In conclusion, private and public schools have differences and similarities, advantages and disadvantages in their aspects of which are taught, cost, safety, and graduation rates. At the end both of schools are good well qualified for students. But at the end parents choose what they like for their children