Public Schools Are Better Than Private Schools

Introduction

Public schools form the pinnacle of quality learning that is oriented towards molding a learner to be self-sufficient, unlike academic-centered private learning. Public schools are organized into a government agency that has controls, checks, and balances void of private interference by an individual or group. The policies applied in public schools are relevant and updated to facilitate proactive management. The rate of admission is higher in public schools than in private schools due to the ease of funding accessibility as compared to the controlled intake of learners. The government has invested a lot of resources in public schools to ensure that all learners get quality education at an affordable cost as compared to the expensive private schools.

Discussion

Dynamic Policies

Considerations of the advantages that accrued to the public schools are as a result of the policies implemented. To begin with, in public schools, there is government intervention and necessary control in terms of budget and management formula. Thus, through the elimination of more linkages and channels in the corporate structure, it allows for faster deliberations of problems and faster operations (Ravitch 19). The bureaucracy in public schools creates a strategic management system that supports quick and easy access to education. In private schools, the lack of government interference makes such institutions less dynamic.

Large Class Enrolment and Inclusivity

The second advantage relates to the class enrolment of students. From the report analyses on the survey conducted by the department of education in 2009 and 2010, it showed that during the period of research, the total number of student enrolment ranged to 141 across all the public schools (Gillespie 26). This meant that there exist small-sized classes in good public schools. Advantageously, this can be said to correlate with the performance of the students. Apart from the performance, the smaller classes, by the fact that they occupy smaller spaces, are healthy and more spacious than those in private schools (Windzio 44).

Resource Availability

There is the availability of new books and other resources to students since the schools can afford them. This translates into improved performance of students. A report conducted by Joe and Hayes helps in illustrating that students are likely to thrive in an environment that is supportive and has required resources for learning (Joe and Hayes 41). The ‘Bureau of Just Statistics’ showed that students in public schools have more access to new textbooks than learners in private schools. Thus, they are motivated to learn. Besides, teachers in public education institutions are provided with enabling environment to prepare for lesson plans and execution. In 2009 and 2010, the report by the U.S department of education revealed that nearly seventy-five percent of teachers prepare and implement lesson plans appropriately in public schools (Berliner and Glass 29). When asked the role and effects of lessons plans on their teaching careers, they explained that it assisted in coverage of the syllabuses and gave directions on the scope of information to be given to students.

Conclusion

The education system of America was initially characterized by both private or religious owned schools offering practical and knowledge skills in dispassion of literacy level to the majority of the Americans. At present, policies have been formulated to manage public schools more effectively than private schools. Reflectively, it is apparent that most public schools in America are better equipped in terms of facilities and amenities than those in private schools. The resources available in public schools through government actions have made public schools more sustainable and inclusive than private schools.

Works Cited

Berliner, David, and Gene Glass. 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education. Teachers College Press, 2014.

Joe, Shelby, and Stephen Hayes. Houston Private and Select Public Schools. Lulu.com, 2013.

Gillespie, David. Sweet Poison. Penguin Books Limited, 2013.

Ravitch, Diane. Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2013.

Windzio, Michael. Integration and Inequality in Educational Institutions. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013.