Which environment provides a better education? Public or private school?

@Tangmo (54)
Thailand
January 8, 2007 4:50am CST
I attended private grade school growing up because my parents believed that I would receive a better education for doing so. Now that I have had experience working as a teacher, I am not convinced that private schools necessarily have better quality teachers than public schools do. On one hand private schools can afford to pay more, but on the flip side, there are many dedicated educators who love their job and are much more qualified and love teaching regardless of what they are being paid. There were just as many disruptive students in my classes as others I know who attended public school. What do you think about this?
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I don't think it really matters where you go, you can find qualified teachers if you look hard enough. Also, the parents themselves need to stay as active as possible, making sure thier children understand the curriculum being taught and that they finish thier homework and study for tests. I think it is the parents job to help the child grasp hard subjects. Teachers already have so much on thier plates.
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@Tangmo (54)
• Thailand
11 Jan 07
Thank you for your post. I agree that parents should be involved in their childs education also.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
in our country, private school provides better education, because children have better classroom, better books, and facilities on private than that of the public, less books, classrooms so small with over 60 students all at the same time.
@Tangmo (54)
• Thailand
11 Jan 07
That is the case here in Thailand as well. What country are you from and thanks for the post.
@briyut (4)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I guess it depends on the type of private school. I went to a private college where a majority of the of the students had attended private schools or were home-schooled. I, on the other hand, went to a large public school. From what I could tell, they were no better prepared for college than I was, but they were less prepared for "the real world." They had been extremely sheltered, and they were in for some extreme culture shock upon graduation. I would choose public over private any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
@Tangmo (54)
• Thailand
11 Jan 07
I am not in favor of home school either. I do not think that it gives kids the opportunity to develop social skills with peers in their own age group. Thanks for the comment.
@exchange (949)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
depends on a number of things private is better for the higher paid jobs doctors, lawyer, acountant private is better for the other end of the scale factories, producers, manufacturing of course there are some exceptions i am just speaking in general
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