Disadvantages Of Private Schools In Canada

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No Schools in Canada should be privatized Majority of the schools in Canada are public, but there is a portion of schools that are private. An advantage to private schools is that the class sizes are smaller (cisontario.ca), but there are a lot more disadvantages to private school than there are advantages. There are many good private schools, but there are also a lot more unacceptable ones. Not only will this affect the student’s education, but the family will also be wasting their earnings, as private school is very expensive. Some disadvantages are that almost anyone can open a private school, private school teachers might not be certified, and enrollment is selective (moneysense.ca). With many disadvantages and flaws in the private school …show more content…
For example, some teachers may prefer private schools because they do not want to handle student disciplinary issues. Different than public schools, in private schools, they have more parental support on discipline (teaching.about.com). As a result, the disciplinary actions may be less harsh in private schools as oppose to public schools which will affect the life of the student by making an issue seem less than it really is. On the contrary, teachers may prefer public schools because the curriculum is more balanced, while in private schools, they may choose to focus on a specific subject, religion, etc. Teachers may also prefer public schools because the pay is higher and there is a teacher’s union to negotiate and fight for fair terms like wages. There are a lot more benefits for teaching in public schools than there are for teaching in private schools. Since it’s easier, more convenient, and more beneficial to teach in public schools, many higher qualified teachers will choose a public school rather than a private school. This will result in private school teachers to not be as qualified and as good as public school teachers. Therefore, with higher qualified teachers, the education being provided will also be higher, making the choice of school systems evident. The education provided in public schools is better than the education …show more content…
Various stakeholders will have different opinions on this topic. Parents for example may think that the costs are too high. But some may like private schools because they are able to choose a certain school to give their child a specific peer group (ourkids.net), but it may not be the most beneficial for the child’s development. Private school owners on the other hand will think that private school is definitely superior to public school. The owners are in charge of the school as they able to establish their own principles and select from a wider variety of teachers. Aside from that, the enrollment is selective. Even if the family is able to afford the high tuition fees for private school, the school can choose who they want and do not want to attend. Private schools may use this to their advantage by setting a certain criteria for students and creating a specific image or targeting a specific group of students or families. These schools are not required to enroll students with special needs nor do they have to enroll students of all races or ethnicities (education.alberta.ca). As there are no such rules, extensive amounts of discrimination will exist. This is creating a bad environment and setting a bad example for the children. In a diverse country as large as Canada, this should not be allowed. With many unknown information and intentions from private schools, it is best to have

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