The Pros And Cons Of Public Education

1144 Words 5 Pages
When sitting in a busy classroom, students are deprived of the opportunity to learn, therefore depriving them of their chances to do well on tests. The public education system failing is a result of low funds from the government, overcrowding, poverty, and parents not caring. Low funding from the government means that clubs or other activities that keep kids out of trouble will be cut in order to have a math or biology teacher. These situations are pushing parents to be more in favor of private schools. There are many reasons the public education system has started to fail. The largest reason begins with the parents. Encouragement from parents outside of class will make students more likely to want to succeed inside of class.. Secondly, …show more content…
These kids would learn to behave well, how to act in a school setting and begin learning at a time when their cognitive development is just starting out. Children absorb knowledge like sponges at this age, so it needs to be taken full advantage of. Something the public education system in America does do well on is having excellent prekindergarten programs. Thirty-nine percent of four year olds are enrolled in a publicly funded program. With these programs, kindergarten teachers have more time to teach colors and shapes than to play babysitter (Barthe …show more content…
In 2002, NCES found that private schools had students who scored higher on standardized tests, had more demanding graduation requirements, and sent more graduates to college than public schools (“Benefits of Private Education” 1). While a public school teacher observed a private school class, he found that all fifteen students had reviewed their homework and were ready to start class in five minutes. For the full ninety minutes, there were zero interruptions, zero cell phones and zero distractions. One could tell the teacher knew what he was talking about. This is compared to a public school class where there are thirty students and twenty distractions. Sometimes public schools are able to have fun amenities like weight rooms or gyms, and few private schools have these. (Godsey

Related Documents