Public Schools vs. Private Schools: Which one do you support?

Posted by: calebdbaker1001

  • Public school

  • Private school

57% 17 votes
43% 13 votes
  • Don't like uniforms.

  • Private schools aren't as prone to government interference, imagine the information they can falsify. Public schools have also been getting better seeing as there are higher standards being put in place. (at least in the US)


  • The privatisation of the education system is disgraceful, when the revolution comes we will reserve the most severe punishments for those whom support it.

  • Private schools can be better however public schools are far more necessary in giving poor people the education they need. Without free public schools the poor will find it incredibly difficult to leave poverty.

  • Depends on the school.

  • Public school is more beneficial in teaching children how to socially and verbally cope, as well as different means to express themselves through, versus private schools squandering the kids with strict rules that are claimed to be set in stone that society expects them to grow up and mature way before they even need to. And I-as well as many others-resent the implication that public school is for "poor folk." Public school is cheaper, this much is true, but it's still a great learning environment for parents to initiate their children into without feeling like they need to flaunt their wealth and "class" on schools that will only make their children egotistical and miserable (in the long run).

  • Sure, great that they have public school. But private schools tend to teach better than public ones, so far as I've seen. I'm glad public schools exist for those who otherwise would not be able to attend, but private schools are preferable in terms of how well it teaches.

  • One size does not fit all. Private schools are able to innovate. They can try new things, while public schools all have pretty much the same educational courses. Private schools also consistently out perform public schools. The best thing about private schools is that people can shop around and pick the one that suite them the best.

    Posted by: B0HICA
  • Sorry, public school is necessary, private school tends to be better without religious interference.

  • Non-reliance on government means private schools actually make an effort.

  • Ultimately I am for school choice. From my experience, private schools have done a better job actually educating students.

    Posted by: BennyW
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FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-08T15:05:07.4013022-05:00
! Imagine what information public schools can falsify WITH government interference!
TBR says2015-07-08T15:51:05.3736918-05:00
tajshar2k says2015-07-08T16:04:52.6510400-05:00
Private schools are more prone to religious content that public. Also there are specialized programs like IB and AP that offer far superior education opportunities that private school.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-08T16:10:56.3884403-05:00
Hey, controlled curriculum comes from standardized metrics. Dont be surprised when the only textbooks allowed are ones approved by the government. Theyll have Pearson lobbying for exclusivity in schools. One source can teach whatever the hell they want. Check out American history books ... They arent free from bias ... Oh no sir. Religion should be the last of your worries.
tajshar2k says2015-07-08T16:13:54.1816815-05:00
You know if people were having a problem with it, they would ask for a change right? Is there anything besides Louisiana's ridiculous law to teach creationism, that people have a problem with?
TBR says2015-07-08T16:16:23.1407354-05:00
@tajshar2k - There are (more) secular private schools, and AP classes are available to private school students too.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-08T16:25:29.6489150-05:00
People dislike all sorts of stuff. Sex ed could be one. Some parents dont want their children having to take gym classes as a requirement and value academics more. Some dont think certain classes even deserve accreditation. Theres definitely an imbalance there. Parents have alot less say in those things when its a fed govt mandate over a state one, and a state one over a small board that rules over a private school. Colleges work pretty well by staying private and allowing students to study what they want. Minors should be studying what their parents want.
triangle.128k says2015-07-08T19:24:53.9833965-05:00
@tajshar2k I sure hope more states don't start poisoning with creationism.
triangle.128k says2015-07-08T19:25:17.9241468-05:00
Evolution is already taught as false in faith-schools.
russian_metaphor_man says2015-07-08T20:05:57.0604744-05:00
The privatisation of the education system is disgraceful, when the revolution comes we will reserve the most severe punishments for all those whom support it.
Donderpants says2015-07-08T20:50:57.3093398-05:00
Triangle.128k Not in my schooling..... They teach evolution as true, both Christian schools I went to.
tajshar2k says2015-07-08T20:55:26.8149246-05:00
Yea, thats another reason I support public schools. Every kid should receive education as a right, not a privilege. Private schools "may" offer you better education, its a hit or miss. The only thing that you lose is your hard earned money.
TBR says2015-07-09T07:10:28.3046427-05:00
@tajshar2k - You are right about this subject. The public schools need to be the primary education, but having some choice is still good. I know I am a little skewed on this topic, I went to private schools for... Well grade-school through 12th, and then a private college. The education was superior, as was the general environment, but that is a luxury. Anyway, the points to make for me are, many if not most private schools are NOT religious. The religion based private schools run by Catholics, Jesuits are providing good educations, it is the "new" Christian schools that are problematic. Them make very little attempt to separate religion from educational content to the determent of the students.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-09T07:39:41.8435793-05:00
"Private schools "may" offer you better education, its a hit or miss. The only thing that you lose is your hard earned money." And public schools are a guaranteed miss. Hence why college is a necessity. You are going to have to go to a private institution at some part in your life to get anywhere in the world. Unless you drop out and make it big in the music industry or something.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-09T07:42:47.0451459-05:00
@russian_metaphor_man I dont know where you get off saying that. If ever there was a revolution it would be to buck public run systems like that.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-09T07:52:39.6391451-05:00
I mean, the system is already moving that way slowly. Revolutions usually involve a stark change in the opposite/better direction.
TBR says2015-07-09T07:58:33.6104905-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality - The point is not to gut the public system, and it SURE isn't to give public funds to private institutions. If you choose to go to a private school, you must just pay the way. This is unfair and counter to most of my wishes for all students to have equal opertunity, but short of "outlawing" private education, the option will be there, and in many cases offer a better education.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-09T08:14:05.6989423-05:00
I agree ... I feel though that everyone has already been paying their way to said education. They should be given a voucher for that tax theyve been paying so they can apply it to a private institution if they wish, and pay the rest out of pocket. To restrict them by first making them pay for everyone elses public ed and then say 'if you want to rise out of that class and better yourself' you have to make a much larger leap to get out of the public edu system and into the private one ... That just seems wrong to me.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-09T08:17:01.0284662-05:00
Its hindering upward mobility, in short. Everyone elses weight is holding the rest back. Ive never been a fan of such types of systems. If anything gov't could be assisting people in clearing that hurdle rather than making it harder.
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T20:50:50.3177909-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality Thats a ridiculous comment. Basically your saying everybody who went to public school are failures, because they received public education? If my public education was so poor, I would have opted out and went to Private, but I didn't feel the necessity.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T08:12:14.9508161-05:00
Maybe you couldnt opt out because you didnt have the money? Im not saying its bad to educate the poor or anything ... Im saying its bad to restrict the middle and upper class to only what the poor has access to, in the interest of equality or whatnot. It's their money, I think they should have a choice to be able to use it to better themselves and not be restricted in where they choose to spend that money.
tajshar2k says2015-07-30T13:32:38.0201161Z
I do have the money, I don't feel like it was required.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-30T15:00:59.9060692Z
Maybe that says something about the caliber of services you received then?
tajshar2k says2015-07-30T15:07:54.9166554Z
It does, my public school provided their students with most the necessities and education required, not to mention their is much more freedom.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-30T15:28:51.0766294Z
Sounds expensive.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-30T15:30:44.9279623Z
Money was required for your school to be that way. A lot of money on the part of people who had money, not so much on the part of people who don't.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-30T15:34:13.7857073Z
So the real question is do you feel your education was any better due to the fact that you were flanked by students from poor families in the classroom? Was it any better due to that fact than it would have been with a group of families who all vested the same interest, money, and time into you?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-30T15:39:22.7627569Z
People keep saying its the parents and what they are learning at home that is one of the largest factors in educational success. If youre in artificially larger class sizes with less parental involvement because its diluted amongst a bunch of other families that don't care to donate time, money, and attention to the school (or can't), you cant expect to have the same chances for success as one where those irresponsible parents that drop their kids off at school as a form of daycare (and only because DCF will be called if they don't enroll their kids in something) are removed from the equation.

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