When you were growing up and it was time for kindergarten, you most likely went to the public school a few blocks from home or to the Catholic school around the corner, even if your family wasn't Catholic. But things have changed over the years, and in areas where student choice vouchers are used, most parents are doing a little more research before deciding where they want their child to be schooled. For many, it comes down to where they feel their child will receive the best education, not the closest location to home. This article will explore the benefits of sending your child to a private school, an option that school choice vouchers are giving more parents.
Private Schools Tend To Be Smaller
Most private schools have far less students, which means the class size is much smaller. This can be a huge advantage in many ways. There is more of a sense of camaraderie and community in smaller schools. Much like a small town, everyone knows everyone and families become close. Private schools tend to have much more parental involvement. Teachers have more time to spend one-on-one with each child. This can be especially advantageous if your child is developmentally delayed or has behavioral issues. Some children are overwhelmed by too much stimulation and crowded facilities. A smaller school and classroom can make the child feel more comfortable.
There Is Less Government Regulation
Private schools don't have to meet the same standards public schools do. This doesn't mean their standards are necessarily lower; it means there is less bureaucratic red tape to deal with. Instead of worrying about meeting standardized test scores that the state requires, teachers have more autonomy and can be creative in their teaching methods rather than having to contend with paperwork and a strict schedule. Less government regulation also means that you can choose a private school that embraces the moral, values, and principles that are important to you.
Extracurricular Activities Are Still Important
Public schools are short on funding, and that means non-academic programs are usually the first to be cut. Private schools tend to place a high value on ensuring children have plenty of learning opportunities about the world around them. Music and art appreciation, nature-related activities, and after-school clubs are an important component of education at most private schools.
Private Schools Tend To Be Safer
Because of the smaller class size, increased parental involvement, and freedom to set their own disciplinarian procedures, private schools are usually more monitored and controlled. This translates into a safer and more welcoming environment for students.Share
7 March 2017
When it comes to my own career, I have always loved getting out in front of people and doing what I can to lead. Unfortunately, I realized fairly early on in my career that I was going to need additional education in order to make that happen. I started focusing carefully on what to do to learn everything that I could and before I knew it, I was able to really solidify my education. I went back to school, took some business classes, and started working with instructors to further my career. This blog is all about improving your own education.