Is public schooling the most effective way of teaching?

Asked by: libbyrose_k
  • Your Ignorance of Scientific Knowledge is not Evidence that God Exists.

    There is a saying that ignorance is bliss and it is so true, I am not saying that everyone should be taught in public schools but it is better than having no education. Below are three quotes that I hope help.

    It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
    Nikola Tesla

    “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
    ― Walter Cronkite

    “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
    ― Harlan Ellison

  • Of course it is

    I go to a private school in Australia and private schools are much better. Less distractions e.G drugs and better teachers, facilities, staff. Plus all the bad students get kicked out of private schools and our atar scores. Over 25% percent of the students who go to my private school get an atar of over 90

  • Not for all kids but we need it.

    Everyone needs to make their own decision regarding their kids education, whether it is private school, homeschool or public school. Public school works for some kids and the others works for other students. But the fact is most people cannot afford to go to private school or do homeschool. Public school is their only option

  • Public schooling is better

    There should be no difference with other schooling systems such as private . Public is free education and you are learning what you are supposed to be learning. Also theres affordable opportunities for poor families because they can be hard to find. Private school is basically strict and costs so much money. Basically wasting college money.

  • There is no most effective way.

    I neither agree or disagree with the statement because it is not a one way street The best teacher will not be effective if they have unmotivated students. By the same token, self motivating students can flourish under less than ideal teaching environment. The most effective schooling is thus one where both the teachers and students are held responsible. Teachers need to prepare their lectures well and made themselves available to help those in need during school hours. Students need to be held accountable for their action. If they fail, they fail: no makeup test, no extra credit. And if they fail badly then they need to repeat the grade, no Summer school.

  • School" where ideas go to die

    Teens all across america are beginning to realize how pointless going to school is. With the technology available, you can finish a 7 hour school day in a mere 2 hours worth of work. Then add in that one jerk of a teacher who screws your GPA, and makes your life a living hell. Why waste the time of our kids? Not to even mention the stress put on kids in public schools put on by their parents, peers, and themselves. It's ludicrous. By sending our kids to public school we are supporting the methods and tactic the government has issued on to teachers, which completely erases students thinking and figuring things out for themselves. They are taught the same material over and over and over again. And the funniest part of that is, the material is not even used by the vast majority of jobs these days. School is not what it was 20 years ago, its far from what it should be

  • Because children and teens all learn in different ways and should be learning different things

    Having a class full of students that all require different teaching methods and have different aspirations for life stuck together and taught by the same teacher is not going to work. Schools are forcing students into situations that they feel extremely uncomfortable in. If you go in to Physical Education with a broken finger or sore ankle you can sit out that lesson until it heals. If you go into English class with a serious social anxiety problem you are still forced into doing speeches. Public schools are just a simple way to put students under a lot of pressure...And then there's exams!

  • Public schools could be improved.

    Do you remember when you were a child? How exciting it was to go to your first class? Then what happened? The hatred of school (particularly grade school) is almost universal in classrooms. Even when you get to high school there are still particular classes that you don't like. What happened? If public school is supposed to promote education then why does it immediately develop a hatred for it? School doesn't have to be this way. Public schooling hasn't changed for the better in years, and as such is obviously not the most effective method of teaching.

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