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Advantages/Disadvantages of Private Schools

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Characteristics of Private Schools
-Private schools look like any normal public schools,; however private schools are governed by it's own board of officials and must meet certain standards, curriculum wise, like public schools. They also charge students tuition to attend, and it is sometimes believed that through this the schools are able to hire top notch educators who will be able to give the best education possible to its students. Also, while there are few schools that are religiously independent, most private schools are religiously based and often require students to take religious studies courses.. Many require students to wear a certain uniform and are expected to keep a well groomed physique. Private schools are also normally much smaller than most public schools, and only accept a certain number of students per year. Often private schools will not allow you to repeat a grade, if you are unable to progress to the next grade level through summer school classes then often you are asked to leave.
History of Private Schools
Private schools were first opened by the Catholics in the 16th century.
From the 17th century until after WWII, private schools were scrutinized for being secular and for being affiliated with anything foreign, especially Germany. This resulted in an increase of government regulation.
Enrollment in private schools grew exceptionally after WWII and these schools helped aid government through tuition being paid which saved the government $31 billion.
The government began providing aid to private schools which brought about controversy regarding the establishment clause (separation of church and state). In response, the "child benefit" principle was established which said that if the child was benefiting from government aid, it did not violate the establishment clause.
Advantages/Disadvantages of Private Schools
Advantages:
Academic excellence: higher standards are set for the students which results in students wanting to achieve more
High Achievement: private schools SAT scores are generally higher than other schools
Has a higher rate of students who apply to college than other schools
Classroom size: classrooms are smaller in private schools resulting in a good teacher-student ratio
Safer environment
Focus on their values and make sure the students are taught about their values
Has access to better resources and technology

Disadvantages:
The cost of private schooling is a lot of money
Students have to pass an entrance exam to be admitted
Less diverse choices in subjects
Doesn't attend to students with special needs
Students usually have to wear uniforms

Conclusion
-Private schools look no different than a public school except that they charge students to attend school there and are governed by their own officials.
-Private schools have been around since the 16th century.
-Private schools generally hold their students to higher academic standards, but sometimes don't allow certain students to attend their school because of cultural background or special needs

Description of Private Schools
A private school is a school that does not get money from the government and that is run by a group of private individuals.
A school founded, conducted, and maintained by a private group of people rather than by the state government, usually charging students for tuition and often following a particular religion, philosophy, and viewpoints,
Private schools tend to have higher graduation rate as well as test scores.
private schools tend to have more money from wealthy individuals donating money to the school system.
Sources:
1. Unknown. "Private Education." CAPE. Council for American Private Education, n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

2. Hatfield, Laura. "Advantages & Disadvantages of Private & Public Secondary Schools." Everyday Life. Global Post, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.

3. Unknown. "Private Schooling- What is a Private School? History of Private Schools in the United States." State University, n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2014.

4. Webster, Merriam. "Definition of private school" description of private school. web. 4 Mar. 2014.
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