What would you prefer for your child's future a Private or Government School?

@skbadhan (881)
India
May 19, 2007 6:52am CST
Here in india private schools are dominating government schools in each and every thing wether its about studies ,quality education, social environment,over all development ect. government schools are failing to provide such facilities specially in primary wing of education. so now a days every poor to poor person is seeking for private institutions in my state. what about the condition of primary education in goverments schools as compare to private schools in your state, country. I am very much keen to know about in your country please share you personal experiences with me. thanks a lot in advance
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 May 07
Our Government schools here is excellent as all the teachers are well trained before they are allowed to teach in Government school. To encourage better results in G'ment schools the g'ment pays the teachers very well, on par with other professions. Private schools charges high fees and not everyone can afford it. They have the same syllabus as g'ment school. I do not see the need to send children to private school as the fees too high. G'ment schools here are free so we can afford to send the kids to private tuition if something is lacking in g'ment school. I switched my son from private school to g'ment school when he was in secondary 2 and now he is already working as a geophysicist. Why waste money by sending to private schools when he needs a lot of money when he reaches university. Save it for that college studies. It is more important.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
Nice to here that goverment schools in your country are excellent. yes if you can get quality education in goverments schools then there is no reason to pay huge fees in private schools.thanks for your response
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
19 May 07
Hi skbadhan, for me, what is important is they can deliver students with good result. Here in my country, rich parent prefer to send their children to private school. Private schools are more updated compared to government school. The government schools are also good here.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
Ya definately Vitamin M means money also plays a vital role i too have studied in private schools but some time feel would it be possible for me to send my childto private schools if my financial condition didn;t improve
@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
19 May 07
Hi, My husband and I agree about our son`s education to be a home school. We do our best to teach him the right way in living, good manners, being a christian and other good things to teach himand help the child to grow in a good way.
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
thanks for your response can you more eleborate the term home school.
@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
20 May 07
Home school is where you are the teacher of your kids. You will buy books just like in school books, your lessons are mostly same from school. But at the end of the year your child take a test that the government give to your child and if your child pass he can go to next level.
@devrajrao (167)
• India
19 May 07
i dont have much ideas about private schools because i am a product of government school. but they have much more facilities as looking from out side, in my sate the people is not so crazy about private schools,but i know that in near future teachers of government will wait for students in cities but in rural areas the government schools is the only option for parent and student. But the main thing outcome depend only on student he can prove him/herself in a goverment school and without tution also, i know few of them those proved themself for a government school also.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
i am agree to you in rural area there is no other option if there would private schools it too depends upon financial conditions. as still in india 33% population reside below powerty line and most of them reside in rural areas
@jenn80 (64)
• Canada
19 May 07
We have some issues between private and public. Since private has so much better funding, they're the ones with the resources, and are therefore more attractive and, in almost all cases, a lot more competitive to get into. I think the issue for a lot of parents is controlling the quality of the education. As a result, with the cost and access to private school being such an issue, more and more parents are turning to homeschooling as a means of controlling their kids' educations. While it doesn't necessarily offer the same range of opportunities and benefits that the well-funded private schools offer (simply because of the amount of money coming in and the standards they need to keep), it does offer a lot more flexibity and a chance to teach in a way that is specific to the needs of the children, and better able to meet their individual requirements, stengths, and weaknesses.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
thanks for datailed response. iam agree to you it all depends upon organising bodies too in privatste schools
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
19 May 07
I have two children my eldest daughter graduated last april from private school and happy to say that she learned alot coz the standard of teachings are more higher than the government school only the cost are very high. My younger daughter attend school in government school and shes in grade school now, we can't bring her to private school because really we can't afford now a days every year the cost of private school gets increase. In fairness to our youngest daughter we told her that even we can't bring her to private school we still provide what she need in her best education like instead of paying too high in private we bought her a pc for her studies and we bought her some books she loves to read,she even enrolled to drawing classes.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
you have done a great job by bringing home PC. A nice decision at right time.thanks for responding happy mylotting
@subathra (3519)
• India
19 May 07
You are right.Government schools in India are totally neglected by government in providing proper infrastructure and teachers to educate the students join there.I have heard through many of my friends educated there. I will educate my son/daughter in private school where complete education with full capability to overcome the future is taught to children.
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
Thanks for nice response. happy mylotting
@Vizeroh (32)
• United States
19 May 07
I've been to both, and I must say.. Government schools are so much better for a more ''friendly'' way.. In Private schools, there's too much what I'd call, strictness. Kids can't be kids while they are there. They have to be adults. That's not what childhood should be about in my opinion. In Government schools, people say they don't learn, and trust me, they all learn. I say, Government schools are for the poor, and rich kids go to Private schools, and become more stick up. heh.
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@takkea (394)
• United States
19 May 07
I am undecided because you can learn positive things in both. Catholic school children are sort of sheltered but in government school the children are exposed to street smarts among other things.
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• India
19 May 07
For future of a child there is no compromise . with my experience both gov and private can be good or bad. it Depends on the faculty that how will the carve out a good person from a child .Some govt schools are outstanding but Private school do have an edge over govt. ones
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@bindishah (2062)
• India
19 May 07
I do not have any children right now but i would prefer to send them to private schools. The facilities available are just much more in private schools with more attention per student by the teachers. A lot of extracurricular activities are also focused on in private schools which I believe are not focused on in governemt schools.
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@rudz006 (209)
• Malaysia
19 May 07
It is better to send to private school because the qualified teacher,many experience and can bring some improvement to the student.Im not saying the government school is not good.
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@maehan (1445)
• United States
20 May 07
It's depend which state or country you are in. Some country private is better. And some country is Government is better.
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
You are very right what about your state and country would you please share. thanks
• India
20 May 07
I always have been preferring Private Schools. They are much more suiting to our children. Govt. School teachers / staff never bother about the future of your children. .....dspatiyala....
• Philippines
20 May 07
i prefer in a government school because a lot of students are in a scholarship. meaning students in a government school have a target grade of at least 90 above for every subject. government school tend to get intelligent students. so to say i prefer government schools rather than private schools because the manner of teaching in government schools is extraordinary. Superb. If my child is in a government school it means he is intelligent. so i quote...
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@r0ck_r0ck (1953)
• India
20 May 07
well if u r in india i wld STRONGLY recomend u the private school! cuz i know a goverment school n destroy ur childs life n make him/her dumb for near future! trust me i got a real experience!
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
20 May 07
Here there is government/public school, private school, or homeschool. Though in some areas homeschooling is classified the same as private school. I plan to homeschool my children to make sure they get the best education suited for them.
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• India
20 May 07
We need not bother much as to whether the School is Private or Govt. if the school does its work properly. Usually the Government schools have a tentency to become irresponsive since the teachers and other staff are not answerable to students or parents. Where as Private Schools run on merely profit motive, are sure to turn into centres of exploitation. If there is strong public opinion, both private and Govt. will have to do their work properly. In India the public opinion is divided on almost every issue. Language, region, cast, community, party politics.....etc. come into play and both Private and Govt. school working is negatively affected.
• United States
19 May 07
If I had children in school, I would prefer a private school, but the cost would be prohibitave for me so they would be in public schools. Public schools are not the best but that is something that the child can deal with. Any school has to provide the right teachers and learning materials.
• Singapore
20 May 07
i have no idea whats the difference, but i think private is more for the richer people? so i don't really like them =.=