Perhaps the most discussed, and the one that creates the strongest opinion, is school vouchers. It is because of the perceived view that students going to private schools are getting the opportunity to continue to utilize public funding that causes a lot of disagreement. There is a belief that funding going to private school attendees reduces the amount of monies available for the neighborhood public
Generally, education is more than reading and writing. It is one of the most important investments parents can afford for their children. As Sakurai stated “In Egypt the percentage of working children is so high because the failure of the educational system made many parents view that making their child work is a preferred option for their children (Sakurai)”. Some parents find it is unaffordable to send their children to school; consequently, they prefer to send them to work and simultaneously gain money from their work. Education is no longer the clear path of obtaining an appropriate income in the future.
Furthermore, social-economic status in general has a great effect on the test scores as “Research has repeatedly found that the amount of poverty in the communities where schools are located, along with other variables having nothing to do with what happens in classrooms, accounts for the great majority of the difference in test scores from one area to the next” (Kohn 2000). To explain, these test do a better job at measuring the factors that affect students outside of school than analyzing their educational abilities. This is summed up perfectly in the book entitled The Myths of Standardized Testing, when it is stated, “Instructionally insensitive accountability tests tend to measure what students bring to school, rather than what they are taught” (Harries
Students of private schools are sharper than those of public schools Iqbal (2012) found in his studies that public schools offer free education and the focus is mainly on this thing by the government instead of the quality of education. In comparison, fees of private schools are way more than public schools but the teaching quality is much better than that of public schools. He also proved that though the fees of private schools are high but the opportunities the students get, shelters the expense. Besides this the students of
Majority of our population belong to poverty line especially most of the population lies within the portal of undertaking schooling or education. The main goal of our government and all nations is to fight illiteracy. Many educational institutions thrive be it in private or public institutions. Since majority of the populations belong to a community of poor but deserving individual, most of them rely on the public institutions that would cater every individual who wants to be educated and become productive in their life. But the verdict does not stick on the availability of public schools but the question there is how accessible education is to all the Filipinos especially those who were located to far flung barangays?
While many people who are against school vouchers claim it only segregates schools or only benefits the wealthy, these two nations have proved the opposite; Salisbury states, “In Sweden, the share of immigrant students from poor families has increased in the popular inner-city schools that were once predominately upper class.” This contradicts the beliefs of many anti-voucher advocates, and provides insight into how our nation may react if school vouchers were distributed to everyone. Schools will be more competitive to keep students from leaving; families will have a chance to provide more for their children regardless of wealth; these facts from countries currently using this system proves the vouchers would better this nation’s education immensely (Salisbury). The voucher system also allows students to
A person cannot have debt to attend school. A person cannot have debt and be entirely free. Financial freedom is a big concern in this country. While the other points could be applied to all levels of education, debt plays its biggest role in higher learning. Debt can come in the way of buying school supplies and other necessities during the public school years, but it is felt the strongest during the years of higher learning.
This problem has led to the elite and middle classes sending their children to English private schools while the vast poor send their children to the government schools where the medium of teaching is Hindi and not English. Another problem is that universities and even government jobs require fluency in English, as mandated by the ruling elite. Therefore, a person’s socioeconomic status in Indian society is approximately in line with his or her fluency in English language. In other words: a new type of caste
Insufficiency and weaknesses of regular school also boost the demand of shadow education. Poor quality of learning in school lead to private tuition to get remedial and additional help (Nath, 2007). Private tuition due to inefficiency of public schools in not only in developing countries but it is also common in developed countries. In Korea, the high demand of private tuition is due to the ineffectiveness of public schools (Kim and Lee, 2010). In Philippines, private tuition is taken for remedial purposes due to ineffective of regular schools (Song,
Equality of opportunity in terms of accessing school, have remained at best a political rhetoric. India’s middle class who can afford to pay for their children’s education opt for sending their children to high fee paying private schools and for rest of the masses poorly equipped barely functioning government schools remain the sole option. The social and economic divide that exists in society is reflected in access to schools as