Is Public Or Private School Best For Your Children?


As a parent, it's up to you to decide whether public or private school is the best option for your children. Unfortunately, there isn't such a thing as a one-size-fits-all education. People learn at different paces and in different ways, so it can be difficult for parents to determine what type of education will work best for their children's learning style. Fortunately, there isn't a right or wrong answer. However, you do need to weigh all of your options so that you can make an informed decision.

Classroom Size

Finding the right learning environment is important because it's easier for children to learn the material they are studying if they are in an environment that caters to their particular learning style. Some children need a small classroom atmosphere in order to thrive academically, while others do perfectly fine in a large class.

Keep in mind, research shows that classrooms with 20 students or less are highly beneficial to most students. Children who are part of a small classroom environment tend to get higher grades than students who are part of a large class. Also, students who have studied in small classrooms throughout their entire academic career are more likely to earn their high school diploma. Because of this, one of the first things that you need to do is determine the average class size of the schools that you're considering.

The importance of class size matters a lot for students who need more individual attention to learn. However, this doesn't mean that you should enroll your child in private school. Yes, chances are, a private school will have a smaller class size than a public school, especially if you live in an extremely populated area. However, many public schools offer smaller class sizes, so you should take the time to visit both the public and private schools in your area before making a final decision.

Curriculum Control

Many parents opt to put educate their children at a private school because private schools have more flexibility in the curriculum that's taught. Public schools are required to follow the state's mandated curriculum. This way, all of the students are taught the same subjects in the same way. Private schools have a bit more flexibility in the subjects that are taught, and some provide children with a faith-based learning experience. For example, if you send your child to a Christian or Catholic school, it's likely that they will learn to behave with faith-based values and attitudes, as well as be taught about religion and the bible.


If your home is located in an area that has a less-than-desirable school system, you might want to consider sending your children to private school. There are situations where a private school can provide your child with a better education than the public school system. However, in order to determine whether the private schools in the area rank better academically than the public school options available, take some time to compare graduation rates and test scores for the schools that you're considering for your children.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide whether public or private school is the best option for your children. As long as you take the time to research the options available in your area, it should be easy to make an educated decision.


22 February 2016

Learning How To Learn

When I was a kid, my parents didn't care if I went to school or not. My mom and dad worked full time, and truthfully we didn't usually see them until well after school got out anyway. Unfortunately, this lack of schooling made it hard for me to learn valuable study habits. When I started taking school seriously later, I found that I was way behind where other kids my same age were. Fortunately, a few kind-hearted teachers helped to turn things around for me. They taught me techniques for how to learn, and I want to share them with you.