Should schools and public schools should be treated more equally?
- Author: anonymous, Teacher
- State: NY
- Test: All Tests
- Date: June 23 at 12:09 am ET
Sometimes parents think that private schools are the best way to help their child. Due to funding, many believe that private schools have an advantage over public schools. Public schools gain funding from state taxes. Private schools gain funding from trusts and corporations. This means the school does not have to follow exactly what the state wants. How is it fair that private school students do not have to follow what public schools students do?
Many assume that private schools help shape students into the leaders of America because of the positive news on how well students do on their tests. Unlike public schools, private school students do not have to take state tests. If the school does not want to give a test, than they do not have to choose to test their students. Parents can also opt to not let a student test in private schools. This means, the school can choose which students tests are submitted to the Education Department. Public school data is released to the Education Department and shared. Private schools are able to release whatever information they want to the public and state. No wonder why private schools look so good compared to public schools.
Of course private schools are going to be run differently than a public school. Different children from different backgrounds impact school testing and funding. Is it really fair that our public school students work so hard and test scores are submitted pass or fail while private schools submit what they want? We need to change how private schools are being ran. I do not that believe students are getting a better education because the school costs more money and someone higher up runs it. Private schools should have more rules in place, just as public schools do.