The Public Education Advantage

Public vs Private Schooling

Higher Performance Scores

Higher Math and Reading Achievement

-NAEP Report confirms

-Teachers' positive contributions

-Advanced instructional approach, up to date teaching skills, concepts, and reasoning


-Required in-service training




-Teaching methodology

-More efficient and small student-teacher ratio


Lunch Programs

-Follow required federal lunch programs

-Provide students with free and reduced lunch programs

-Students receive nutritional benefits from national standards that private schools do not obtain


Special Education

-Adequate staff, fully equipped to aid special needs

-Legal obligation to provide service

-Free of charge special education programs

*some private-public agreements

-Disabilities never turned away


Cost Efficiency

-Few recipients of private federal vouchers

-No tuition as in private schools

-Included in taxes


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Student Benefits

-No parental influence

-Diverse student body, socially and economically

-All students equal

-Private schools create a gap in society


-Education needs of student

-Student desire for curriculum taken accounted for, not parents

-Prepare an "Educated Citizenry"

-A better, safer education

-False class size belief in private schools, public actually has smaller class sizes


-Higher enrollment than private schools

-Constant growth, more construction on public schools

-Reward for achievement

-Admittance not based on merit

-Better facilities such as libraries, playgrounds, furniture, and labs


Bio- Works Cited

Do Private Schools Provide a Better Education? Prod. My Tutor. YouTube. My Tutor, 23 May 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

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Imran, Muhammad. "Comparative Aspects Of Management Observed By Heads Of Public And Private Schools." Contemporary Issues in Education Research 3.3 (2010): 63-71. ProQuest Education Journals. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

Ong, Bao. "Private Schools a Predicament for Kids with Special Needs: Parents May Prefer Private Education, but Schools Don't Have to Serve Them." Saint Paul Pioneer Press (MN) 8 July 2007: n. pag. Newspaper Source. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

Yettick, Holly. "Authors Contend Public Schools Outperform Private Schools. (Cover Story)." Education Week 14 May 2014, 33rd ed., sec. 31: 1-22. Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select Edition. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.