There has been an age-long debate between public and private schools on which one is better for the development of the kids. Picking one for your kids can be very exhaustive. Answering the question of which is better is very hard. Using some specific parameters Lets take a look at some data comparing both school models;
According to data drawn from Nation Center for Education Statistics, private school’s tuition fees range from $7,000 to as much as $25,180 yearly, this way much costlier when compared to public schools that pay close to nothing as fees. This is due to the fact that public schools are paid for through taxes, unlike the private schools who have to live off the tuition fees and donations.
The difference in class size between private schools and public schools is quite large. In Public schools, there is a larger population of students. An average class in A public School has like 25 kids, compared to the private schools with a smaller population and an average of 19 kids per class. Accordingly, the student to teacher ratio for public schools is 16.1, compared to the much lesser 12.1 in private schools.
This very high amount of students in public schools can lead to decreased supervision and possibly all sorts of vices.
Private schools normally have a certain number of extra criteria’s a kid has to pass through before getting admitted, that is to say, they screen prospects and admit those who fit their aim and purpose. On the part of the parents, there are thousands of private schools available around the country, this makes the parents be very selective on which school their child should attend. Due to this act, private schools often have a good amount of student’s aim, purpose, and of the same peer. This is unlike the very much diversified Public schools, which are not allowed to have extra criteria. They accept any kid who passes the basic criteria needed to be a student.
Quality of teachers
According to statistics, Public schools possess a high quality of teachers when compared to private schools. Public schools have a high percentage of teachers with master’s degrees, as high as 48%, as opposed to 36% percent found in private schools.
Private school teachers are made up of 16% of teachers who do not have more than 4 years of experience, only about 11% of this category can be found in public schools. This is due to the fact that most teachers tend to jump ship in the long run from Private to Public, this can be associated with better salaries and packages in Public universities.
Private schools offer better packages when it comes to extracurricular activities as opposed to public schools, and is also a perfect breeding ground to prepare kids for college. Private schools can also tweak their curriculum at any time to fit their aim and that of the kid, unlike public schools that go with the government-approved curriculum.