We should not consider abolishing public schools, but banning private schools is an infringing of people’s rights. It is absurd to require parents to pay for their children’s education, when the government has no stake in that outcome. The government is stealing their hard-earned money to fund state schools, yet it has no interest in whether or not they send their children there. Ultimately, it is the taxpayers’ right to spend their money however they wish, and requiring the government to pay for your child’s education is despotic.
There are advantages to both public and private schools. Private schools often have counselors assigned to fewer students, resulting in lower counselor-to-student ratios. The downside is that private schools would not be required to report test scores or college acceptance rates to parents, causing many parents to base their decisions on word-of-mouth rather than actual data. Without accountability, parents would be forced to rely on teacher recommendations and the opinions of other parents.
Privatization would lower costs. But the cost of schooling would increase dramatically if there are no nonprofit organizations willing to take over. Private schools can cost up to 60% more than their public counterparts, with parents paying thousands of dollars more per child. It also might not produce the desired results and decrease service quality. So, what are the benefits of privatization? These questions should be answered before moving forward with privatization.
If all public schools were privatized, it would be more affordable for everyone. The state and local taxes go to public education – 38% of them! Not to mention local property taxes. Even if there were no income tax, the tax payers would be relieved of a portion of it. The state and local governments would also be able to save a significant amount of money.
The public schools are already struggling to function in these circumstances, so educational leaders are trying new methods to turn around their schools. But the economy is shaky, and some districts are struggling to meet educational goals. But some educators wonder if privatizing education will fix all these problems. So, let us consider some alternatives. You might be surprised! What will happen if all education in the US was privatized?
Privatization of education will give parents more choices. Parents will not have to worry about driving all over town to find the best school for their child. Instead, they will be able to send their children to the most appropriate school for their needs. By allowing families to choose their private school, privatization will empower parents and students alike. The government will also have more money to spend on public education.
Big technology companies like Google and Pearson are already in the business of providing educational services. And these corporations are doing well, despite the lack of evidence to show that their products or services actually improve student outcomes. They have been able to attract federal support, making them profitable. If all education in the US was privatized, there would be even more money in the pockets of these companies. If this happens, the US could see a significant drop in public school tuition.