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Public school is the best, most fair way to bring education to all those who want it.

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Started: 6/29/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Public schools are truly terrible. Not only are they extremely wasteful, but being the public utility they are, bureaucrats, not education professionals, dictate policy and standards.

Many claim that privatizing the education system would further disadvantage poor families into even worse situations and worse schools. This is unlikely as so much more money would be available to "poor private schools" by cutting out all of the wasteful spending that our current public schools wade through.


I wouldn't be entitled to that opinion for too long , but maybe you didn't know this that the government gives double the money that he does give to private schools to public schools. This money or you could call funds is what creates education so it better and fairer to bring education to all those who wish to receive this but to make it the best. Lets link back to the idea that funds create education and for schools the funds come from the students. The more students their are in a school the more education so then we can say that the most common schools are the best most fair way to bring education to all those who want it. Now when we create a comparison about if public schools are not as common as private schools I am sure you cannot with the fact that public schools are more common than private schools.

I rest my case.
Debate Round No. 1


Indeed, public schools are more common, but this is simply because it is the default option. Around 10% of school-aged children attend private schools. But that is not the stated argument. Just because a government program exists and has existed for a long time doesn't mean it needs it continue to exit.

It is true that the number of students is directly proportional to the budget of the school, but how much money does it cost to teach each student? Here is some data from the National Center for Educational Statistics:

This data comes from the mid 90s but the figures are proportional and demonstrate the difference between private and public tuition and fees that exist today. In essence the price per student for public schools, that the government pays (or better put, the tax-payer pays) is triple the cost of the average private school. More expensive private schools approach the same cost per student that public schools are operating at.

Through voucher programs parents are able to move the money attached to their children (tax money) to private or charter schools. More and more families are choosing to do this because there is a higher demand for less government involvement in education.

Conventional wisdom suggests that private schools out perform their public counter-parts, but recent studies have shown that public and private schools that represent similar students from the same socio-economic level perform similarly. This just shows that the private institutions are able to achieve the same product as public versions for a third of the cost.

Give the money to those programs that produce the same results for a fraction of the cost.


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Debate Round No. 2


Interesting fact, current spending per student in the public system is around $13,000 per year. When adjusting for inflation the amount per student in 1975 was only $6,400. Regardless of doubling the money spent teaching students, learning has remained stagnant, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. I think we have tried the public education model for long enough.


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