Similarities Between Private And Private Schools

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Public school and private school are two whole different worlds. Anyone who is asked whether they think private school or public school was more beneficial will have different opinions about each. Some say they like public school more, others say private school was more helpful. Whatever their answer, there are appropriate arguments for and against each type of education. I personally believe that private school does a more efficient and effective job of bettering student’s education and the way they learn. There are many factors that contribute to the differences between them, some being the student to teacher ratio, the level of education, and the community that is built. I went to private school for eight years, kindergarten through seventh …show more content…
Both schools offer AP classes and honor classes to help further student’s education. Even so, I believe private schools offer a higher level of education, they cover more material, and they teach students about real life situations more than public schools do. One thing about private school is that there is always a tuition fee. This payment makes students more academically motivated. The students know that they are there to get a good education, not just because their parents make them go. Students strive to be the best and they try to rise to the top of their class. Private schools are worth the money being put into them. When asked what they wish they would have learned in school, most students say things such as how to do their taxes or how to take out a loan. I can confidently say that my high school has barely taught me how to do either of those things, except in personal finance, a class that is required for graduation and therefore not taken seriously. In fourth grade, I was taught how to balance a checkbook. How many nine or ten year olds can say that they know how to balance a checkbook? Because I was taught how to do this at such a young age, it has stuck with me throughout the rest of my schooling. Besides being taught how to do manage spending, I was rigorously taught in every subject. I was ahead of my grade in every subject so when I went to eighth grade in a public school, I …show more content…
Class sizes are so small in private schools that having the same people in each class is inevitable. I grew up with everyone in my class, even the kids in lower and higher grades. The only new people I would meet from year to year are the ones who would transfer in. It would not be strange if my family was friends with my teacher’s family or I knew the names of the lunch ladies. Everyone knew everyone. There were also more school events that took place. We always had a halloween party in the gym and bake sales and church events where everyone would get together and celebrate. Nobody would miss these events. In my public school now, there are over 400 students in my senior class and after four years in high school, I do not know who everyone is nor have I met all of them. Every class has someone new in it and every year I get new teachers. In public school, you do not get the chance to build these relationships since there are so many people. For example, just this year, someone who I have gone to school with for almost five years now asked who I was and if I was a junior. He had no idea who I was even though I knew who he was and had for five years. Things like that would not happen in private school since there are so little students in each

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