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kimep88
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Torvald
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Private schools are better than public

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Torvald
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/21/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kimep88

Pro

Private school are better than public school . At first , there are less students in the class therefore children can focus on studies
Torvald

Con

I accept your debate, under the further terms that it be understood that there can be no definite consensus to this debate. It is subject to opinion and preference, as well as hypothetical situation. Following, I wish you fair fortune.
Debate Round No. 1
kimep88

Pro

kimep88 forfeited this round.
Torvald

Con

Ah, so it seems that I shall be the one making the opening case!

I make an initial address to your opening statement, that private schools are better than public schools because the classes are fewer in numbers, allowing individual attention and less crowding. I agree with you, that this is a definite positive feature of some private institutes. However, not all private classes contain fewer students than public ones. Unlike public schools, private ones are not directly controlled by the government, either local or federal, and are thus less regulated. Such institutes might therefore hire anyone, simply for the sake of filling a position. I have encountered some private schools that do not hire teachers even remotely qualified for their jobs: they have had no education in teaching philosophy and techniques, and they have had no education (beyond a high school or college entrance level) in their designated subject. This means that however much additional attention students might be afforded by the often microcosmic environment of private classrooms, their teachers may be less-qualified to teach a subject, and thus the attention they give the students is as ill-spent as qualified attention directed toward a larger audience, as is commonly found in public schools.

Furthermore, because private institutions lack the governmental funding that public schools have, they by default have either fewer patrons, and more exclusive ones, or significantly fewer resources. Therefore, there is no consistent guarantee that a private school will be funded, and it must therefore be highly cautious with its funds. Public schools have more regulated funds and administration, and can therefore have more equipment, and more up-to-date equipment. Obviously, having books and equipment, as well as teaching technique, that are as modern as possible is a highly important objective for schools, and one which many private schools have difficulty achieving.

My third, and for now, final, point regarding why public schools are superior to private ones is this: public schools are highly accessible. Many families do not have the money to send their children to private schools, especially given the state of the modern economy. Public schools, being free, are of great value to such families, as they offer affordable, quality (even if not premium) education.
Debate Round No. 2
kimep88

Pro

kimep88 forfeited this round.
Torvald

Con

So as to allow you a fighting chance, I will not make any further case, given your unfortunate forfeiture.
Debate Round No. 3
kimep88

Pro

kimep88 forfeited this round.
Torvald

Con

Since you have not taken advantage of my offer of a second chance, and shan't get a third chance, I will only make a closing statement:

I thank my opponent for orchestrating this fascinating debate, and only wish that he could have participated in it more than an opening statement. I do hate being graded on my opponent's forfeits, rather than my own merit. Nonetheless, I expect there was a legitimate reason, and thus cordially invite my opponent to a rematch on the subject, at a time which he finds more convenient.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by ishallannoyyo 4 years ago
ishallannoyyo
Private schools also cost a lot more.
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