Many students across the nation attend the free, public schooling that is offered for all. This public education is perfectly fine, but does find it’s fare share of opposition. There are students out there who have been put into private schooling, by their parents, in order to hopefully achieve a better education. Why is private schooling seen as beneficial?
In terms of the actual school itself, private schooling is seen as a way to get a better education. Often, private schools offer more classes; they especially offer more classes that are meant to be more toward the college preparatory classes; these AP classes give students harder challenges that can actually count toward college credits after tests are taken. Because parents pay for their children to go through private schooling, they hope that the education is higher for multiple reasons, including better teaching staff. Because the teaching staff can be paid more, they hope to bring in better teachers.
In terms of the social setting, there are multiple reasons that parents put their children in private schooling. For some, it is based on religion; there are many catholic and Christian private schools across the nation that are focused on faith. These schools will often have some classes that are based around religion itself. The hope is that the kids in the private school may not be introduced to as many problems as they would in public schooling, and that they will have a more spiritual education experience through the private school.
Private schooling, while expensive, may offer a child a high form of basic education that can translate into an easier “in” to college. Because of the religious and social aspects of a private school, some parents feel more comfortable having their children in a more controlled environment.
For more information on how private schools can help benefit your child's education please visit one of the following resources:
» The No Child Left Behind Act: Benefits to Private School (PDF File)
» National Private Schools Association Group