Private vs Public
Have you ever wondered what the difference between private and public schools are?Public schools are run through the government—all students in the U.S. can receive their education through these schools. The government prohibits public schools from charging tuition. Therefore, public schools are funded through federal, state, and local taxes. Each class consists of about 26 students per teacher.
Private schools are schools that usually have uniforms, strict rules, and smaller classes with about 10-15 students each. The average tuition fee is about $10,841. Some institutions require interviews for incoming students.
The U.S. law states a specific curriculum students must learn in public schools. Private schools are not expected to follow this—and can exceed the standard—or not meet it at all. The percentages of students admitted into Ivy League colleges are nearly the same when compared.
Since private schools have smaller classes, there’s less competition. Teachers can provide students with more attention, which may cause pupils to receive a slightly better education. Because of this, I favor private schools. Uniforms are usually expected in private schools, which allows students to concentrate more on their schoolwork rather than appearance.
“Council for American Private Education.” CAPE | Private School Facts, www.capenet.org/facts.html.
GreatSchools Staff | November 3, 2017 Print article. “Private versus Public.” Parenting, www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/private-vs-public-schools/.