Public schools are known for being populated with kids from all strata of society. While it seems fine from a socialist point of view, this arrangement doesn’t appeal to parents who are worried about their kids mixing with the “wrong” kind so crowds. A lot of parents place their kids in private schools in the hopes of ensuring a better future for them. We examine some of the other reasons that tell us why people go to private schools.
To get better attention
Public school teachers, as hard working as they are, often aren’t paid enough to pay sufficient attention to each student in their class. In a private school, the teacher to student ratio allows teachers to devote more attention to each student. This often results in students receiving higher grades which makes parents believe that private schools provide better education to children.
To hone kids’ skills and cater to special needs
Some children are exceptionally gifted. For these children, public schools may not be able to provide enough support and encouragement. These children benefit a lot from the kind of attention that can be paid to them at private schools for a premium fee of course. The same is true for children with special needs. They may need the supervision of teachers that are trained to deal with their needs.
For the social experience
One of the most important aspects of a private school education is that they are able to provide them with the social experience that they would need to function in their social class. It may sound elitist to say so, but the children of millionaires and tycoons for example, have a life of riches and managing multi-billion dollar business empires ahead of them. For such kids, a pricey private school can provide them with the right kind of social experience to help them fit in with other tycoons and moguls in the future.