Expensive schools are good schools?

United States
February 1, 2009 9:19pm CST
Let's face it, all parents want the best for their children. They choose to give birth in expensive hospitals, feed the baby with the most expensive infant formula, buy them expensive toys, clothes and books, send them to the most expensive exclusive schools. The reason is not because the parents are well-off. They equate the price to quality, that is, when something is expensive, it must be good. This line of thinking made education commercialized. Since sending children to school is getting more costly, it makes it more difficult for moms to send them to quality school. Or are they really quality? What makes a school good? Is it the price you have to pay for the education? IS that really the standard for measuring s good school?
2 responses
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
Expensive schools doesn't actually equate to quality education... i know for a fact that the most expensive school in my area have lousy teaching techniques... and are more concern with image rather than quality education... i know this because i taught there for 6 months... and i resigned even before the school year ends because i couldn't take it anymore... I am planning to enroll my daughter in the barangay school... because almost all of my husbands nieces and nephews went there for preschool education... and they turned out as really good students...
@k4karthik (439)
• India
2 Feb 09
I dont agree that expensive schools are quality schools. Now a days sending children to expensive schools becoming fancy. Expensive schools are getting good results. This doesn't mean that they are providing high quality teaching. The parents of such students are more likely to be well educated. Hence they are much bothered about their children. Where as government schools students are not from good background. Their parents most likely to be uneducated or less educated.
• United States
3 Feb 09
I agree. Sometimes expensive schools are just status symbols. They just show that you can afford to send your children to them because you have the money.