Private School vs Home School comparing advantages and disadvantages
Advantages / Disadvantages –
1 Free both parents up to work. Mind you you will probably need to do this because school fees can be very expensive, particularly at the eilte schools. However, cost associated with private schools does not seem to be a major reason why parents choose to homeschool. See the Top 7 Reasons for Home Schooling in the 3Alumni network Probably the biggest power of private schools is the networking. There is no doubt this is strong. In th UK, the top schools had affiliation with the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, indeed spots were reserved for Etonians (alumni of Eton) for instance. The same was true with some US boarding academies and the Ivy League Universities. The same network can help secure jobs and high positions. For homeschoolers, this is not able to penetrated as it is for public school children. You’ll just have earn your success on the basis of merit, or do as many other home schoolers do, and start your own business.
In summary I am convinced that home schoolers have to potential to offer their children the best any private school has to offer and train them to be a leader in their given eendeavour and in the community in general. statistics section. advantage / disadvantage – 2 A Better education than a public school. Clearly private school students by and large do better than public school, but they still do not do as well as home schoolers. But they still rely heavily on texts and still are “preparatory” for university which means you learn how to write exams well. I remember writing lots of exams, but forget much of the material which I was tested on. Oddly enough, the material I remember best is the literature we read, and I can still remember poetry I enjoyed at school. There is a strong sense of expectation of success at private schools.
As John Taylor Gatto suggests they do a much better job than their public school counterparts in preparing their students for positions of power and thus they tend to end up there. I would argue home schoolers can take it a step further and actively build a personalized curriculum and environment for their children. As mentioned in the K-12 section , most public school students recieve 7 minutes a day of attention. It’s probably more at a private school but may never reach that of a home schooled student. But this sense of expectation often evolves into a twisted sense of entitlement. Students can come to expect they are “owed” the good things in life. They expect to lead those who do not go to private school. advantage / disadvantage – 3 Diverse and more positive social experiences Absolutely true.
One of the advantages of private schools over public schools is that they are able to expel students and eliminate negative influeneces more than public school. I find that private school students still get into alot of trouble with drugs and alcohol as do public school students, maybe they just do it with a little more sophistication. Wasn’t it a party of English boarding school students in Lord of the Flies ? Just like their public achool counterparts they are still dependent on peers. Private schools however are excellent at training their students in the art of politeness and social decorum – both of which you can teach your child at home. advantage / disadvantage – 4 Students are offered great Absolutley true. As a parent you would have to work hard to meet the same expectations. field trips and extracurricular
Absolutley true. As a parent you would have to work hard to meet the same expectations. advantage / disadvantage – 4 Alumni and History In my opinion the biggest advantage of attending an elite private school is that the child very often has the opportunity to meet and mingle with students of economic and social priviledge.
This affords them the chance to realize that such position is attainable – even if it is not what motivates them. Furthermore, the best schools have a culture or history of success with their students and alumni that implants a sense of expectation, even entitlement in their students. This is a powerful psychological tool to build esteem, the student belongs to an institution that promotes excellence. The network of contacts of “old boys” that a student develops can open doors of opportunity that those who are not familiar with the system can only begin to imagine. The phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” takes on enormous significance. In the UK, the top schools had affiliation with the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, indeed spots were reserved for Etonians (alumni of Eton) for instance.
The same was true with some US boarding academies and the Ivy League Universities. . For homeschoolers, this is not able to penetrated as it is for public school children. You’ll just have earn your success on the basis of merit, or do as many other home schoolers do, and start your own business.