Public School is a better choice compared to Private School
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I will argue that education in private schools is better because according to HowStuffWorks, private schooled students took the same tests as public schooled students and scored higher in every subject (http://people.howstuffworks.com...). From the same source,The place where private schools really distinguish themselves is in college acceptance and graduation rates. Not only do private school students score higher than public school students on the SAT exam, they're also more likely to graduate from college across all socioeconomic levels. This shows that private school better prepares the students for college and the SAT test. This is more beneficial than having more variety and better sports, if public schools are proven to have those things.
Yes, there are people in public schools who drag down the average. I am taking 7 AP classes this year, but it won't matter to the school if 100 others fail all of their classes.
Also, private school is not worse because it is more expensive. Private schools are for those who can afford it and are willing to pay for it. Compare Harvard to your local community college. Harvard is 1000% better than your local community college and is unarguably more expensive. Using the argument that more expensive=worse is illogical for just this reason.
Pearblossom Private School offers useful electives such as Accounting and Business Law (http://www.pearblossomschool.com... for a full list). Not only are there an abundant amount of electives, but these electives are arguably more useful than any other public school elective such as band, theatre or art. So to say that private schools have less electives and less students, therefore constituting that they are worse than public schools, is illogical and cannot be supported without sufficient evidence and sources.
Also, you state that Public School activities like theater and band aren't useful, when in fact, many people make a living off of these very things. Entertainment via plays and music is at a constant demand, so kids who are good at these are not wasting their time, but preparing themselves and possibly helping them with the process of getting a job in the future. You also state that public school clubs besides those are not helpful, but that is untrue. Issaquah High School has electives like Math Club, Global Problem Solving Club, Biology Club, and a few language clubs. All of these could be viewed as helpful. Math is the 5th best thing to major in; being good at solving global problems might help one become a politician; according to csnu.edu a background of biology is required in many jobs (involving Medical Technologist and Surgeon); and many companies are in need of translators of people that can speak the language of a company they do business with.
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Vote Placed by Dennybug 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: If the debate had been, Public Schools offer a better education. Con would have received the votes. He kept arguing why they offer better education(which they do) however could only be used as 1 point in the actual debate. Pro provided more reasons why public schools are a better choice and explained them better. Sources go to Pro as well because he used more reputable websites. Whereas con only provided 1 source.
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