Choosing the Foundation for Education: Debate in Schooling
A child's education is not to be taken lightly. Research should play a major role in the choice of schooling. Factors such as environment, scholastic opportunities, and guidance provided by the school, and curriculum should all be taken into consideration. A child will tend to thrive and succeed in a place that lends to their needs and wants, not only focusing on the teaching of the mind. While public schools are free (Ramasamy), private schools may offer a more artistic approach to schooling, thus enlarging the opportunity to think independently. The debate of which school is better, public vs. private, is a continuous issue. There is an abundant amount of differences between these schools, and one must take into consideration every one of those differences and make a decision as to what is best for the child and their education.
Some of the differences between each of these schools may vary greatly and some may not.
About 46 million students are enrolled in the nation's public schools in Kindergarten through grade 12, and another 6 million are enrolled in private schools (U.S. Department of Education). These large differences in the number of students ultimately come down to whether or not one can afford to send a child to private school, but income and tuition should not be the only determining factor when choosing an educational facility. The main point is the distinction between the two types of schools.
Which school is better? Private schools tend to offer a more structured class setting and appear to have a more rigorous academic program (Department of Education). On the other hand, public schools provide a wide variety of academic support and health-related services (Department of Education). Children attend school to gain an education...