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Should the United States go to a total Private School system?

  1. Sundaymoments profile image76
    Sundaymomentsposted 5 years ago

    Should the United States go to a total Private School system?

    Being that each Public school system governs itself and there is no real competition should the Public School System be scrapped and all schools become private. I have read stats on the private school system and what I have seen was higher grades because the competition and drive was greater. Is this even possible?


  2. Teresa Schultz profile image81
    Teresa Schultzposted 5 years ago

    I can't speak for what's happening in the United States regarding private schooling, but if all schools here in South Africa became private, and all had the same school fee prices that private schools here currently have, then very many parents would not be able to afford to send their kids to school.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    No, public schools have their problems but how would poor people get an education for their kids?  I don't think a voucher system would work. Like most things there are good and bad in both.  Some private schools are wonderful but there are those who struggle to make ends meet and so quality can become an issue.

    It is inherent for parents to be involved in the education of their children, making sure the quality is there and filling any gaps they find.

  4. backporchstories profile image81
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    Private school does have its merits, but some of the brightest people who have influenced the world and are leaders today have come from humble beginnings.  So if all public schools went private, what would happen to those low income families who would not be able to afford the tuition the private schools demand?  I know there is a place for private schools, but I can not see public schools going away without meeting some needs and makeing education an opportunity for everyone.

  5. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    well if we really want to make poor people have even less chance of getting an education, i think it is a great idea.

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    mjkearnposted 5 years ago

    I appreciate what you are saying and where are trying to go but society just can't shrug off people less fortunate. This would surely be inhumane?

    A huge problem with all systems and a burden upon them is those who try to cheat that system.eradicating the "don't want to's and the don't cares" would sure be a big step.

    Not an easy issue but isn't a huge part of life about helping others,

  7. Dennis AuBuchon profile image84
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 5 years ago

    Public schools should not become private.  The differences between the public and private schools need to be explored to determine how public schools need to change to get the results of the private schools.  Our public education system though it has some problems is one of the best if not the best in the world.  The problems need to be analyzed and addressed.

  8. Addie Price profile image61
    Addie Priceposted 5 years ago

    You are definitely onto a great idea and have identified a vast problem.  I believe more Charter Schools are the answer.  Charter Schools are public schools but aren't bound by all the restrictions that your traditional government run public schools are held to.  They are held accountable to their specific charter and if a charter school does not succeed it is shut down unlike the traditional public school that makes excuses and screams for more money in order to teach the kids.  This would introduce a healthy competition without an added burden on the parents. Please check out my hubs on the subject of charter schools and education.