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PUBLIC VS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

PUBLIC VS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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All protocols observed I will be presenting about public and private schools within the United States of America, how they relate, their similarities and differences as well as the views of researchers in trying to compare which school is better than the other.

According to (Buddin, 1998), private schools are the schools that are highly considered especially by first-class families. These kinds of families choose private schools for their children because they provide a good environment for the development of the child into a grown-up who can think critically as well as use the resources around them in a good manner and serve humanity in the best manner possible. Private schools are defined as schools that do not get financial assistance from the government in any form and therefore purely or partly run from the finances collected in form of school fees.

On the other hand, public schools are defined as the schools which are funded by the government in most of their financial needs. Therefore the main difference here is the source of income to run the schools. K-12 schools are the schools that run from grade 1 to grade 12. These schools are also referred to as primary level or elementary because they have both primary school and secondary school education.

The private schools in America mostly depend on the school fees paid by the parents, guardians, or other people in charge of the students who are in those schools learning. Therefore it is an indication that the school fee of any private k12 school is higher than the public k12 school. The school fees paid by those in charge of the students are used to pay the teachers their salaries, to maintain the school and all the other financial needs of the schools.

The quality of education in private schools is generally considered to be better than the quality of education in public schools (Berliner, 2014). This is because the private schools have more qualified teachers as well as better resources and this translates into better grades and performance. The school fee of a private school is generally higher than any public school.

The funding of public k-12 schools is carried out by the government through the department of education. The federal government contributes 8% of school fees and funding to the schools while the rest is left for the different states and the local governments (Boatman, 2006). The quality of education in public schools is considered to be lower than that in private schools by many researchers. Even though this is considered a myth by some people it is true. The school fees the parents and the guardians of the students are supposed to pay are always very little as compared to the amount of money paid in private schools.

Some of the similarities between public schools and private schools are discussed below.

The testing of the public and private school is standardized. The standardization of testing enables learners to have a common ground for success and therefore be productive. Another similarity is that there is a variety of choices of what to eat during lunchtime. The variety of food choices makes it easy for the students to have healthy meals. One of the major differences is that public school teachers must receive certification while it is not mandatory for private school teachers. Public school gets their funding from the government while private schools rely on paid school fees. While private schools can be selective on who they choose to join their school public schools do not have a choice but to admit all students.

In conclusion therefore parents choose either public or private schools depending on various factors like financial stability, aims, and goals of the parents for their children among others. This is to means that a financially stable parent will probably choose a private institution over a public one.REFERENCES

Berliner, D. C., & Glass, G. V. (Eds.). (2014). 50 myths and lies that threaten America’s public schools: The real crisis in education. Teachers College Press.Boatman, A., & L’Orange, H. (2006). State Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance Policies for Public Colleges and Universities, 2005-06. State Higher Education Executive Officers.

Buddin, R. J., Cordes, J. J., & Kirby, S. N. (1998). School choice in California: who chooses private schools?. Journal of Urban Economics, 44(1), 110-134.

Daddona, P. (2013). Writing across the K12 Curriculum. District Administration, 49(2), 33.

Loeb, S., Darling-Hammond, L., & Luczak, J. (2005). How teaching conditions predict teacher turnover in California schools. Peabody Journal of Education, 80(3), 44-70.

Miron, G., Shank, C., & Davidson, C. (2018). Full-Time Virtual and Blended Schools: Enrollment, Student Characteristics, and Performance. National Education Policy Center.Styron Jr, R. A., & Nyman, T. R. (2008). Key characteristics of middle school performance. RMLE Online, 31(5), 1-17.

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