It is difficult not to wonder about the condition of the public educational system when you know that it has never received more funding than it does now. However, one only has to look back into the past to see that the public school system has not improved. For instance, in the year 1930, $800 was spent in a public school to average a literacy rate of roughly 90%. 70 years later, more than $7,000 is spent on each child. Although it would be reasonable to expect nothing but an improvement on the literacy rate, what one finds is that it has dropped, to as low as 50% in some schools. Clearly something is not right with the public schooling system.
It is news like this that convinces many parents to choose to send their child to one of the many private school in the country. Let us be honest and admit that a child needs every advantage if they’re going to make a success of themselves. For Catholics, Catholic schools are undoubtedly the number one choice. Private schools like this offer kids a quality education coupled with outstanding opportunities. Many private schools are also affiliated with some of the top colleges in the country, including the Ivy League ones, and so act as stepping-stones for the students that attend them.
While it is true that private schools are more expensive than public schools, one needs to put that into perspective. catholic school charge as much as $6,000 per child for a year. Compared with the $7,000 spent by a public school, what you pay for a better education and further opportunities, is actually less.
For more than 40 years the public schooling system has needed fixing. Many people now feel that enough is enough. Most feel that the public school system is simply ill-equipped to handle sound education needs. Naturally, we want the best for our children.
It’s unsurprising that for many people there is not much hope left for the public educational system. It’s true that private schools are more expensive for you as the parent, however there are options open to you. Catholic families would do well to approach Catholic schools in the area. These often provide financial assistance in some way, shape or form. The point of the matter is that financial aid can be found to help you pay for your child’s education. Investigate what those options may be. You can talk this over with the schools you’re interested in to find out more.
Of course, one must take into account that there are public schools in our country that do strive to provide the best service they can to their students. Those that are noteworthy are always staffed by dedicated and talented individuals. Unfortunately, for many, this is frustratingly impossible due to lack of funds and so on. In the end, the students, our kids, pay the price.
Author: Karina AndrewsThis author has published 2 articles so far.