You want to give your child the best start in life. This begins with their education. This short video provides some facts and insights about the realities of private education in America. Many people are opposed to private schools because they find them to be elitist and expensive. The fact of the matter is that most private schools offer tuition assistance or, in some cases, free tuition.
You should not pre-judge the cost of your local private school. You may be surprised by how affordable it is. Many states and cities offer vouchers or tax credits to help parents who want to send their children to an independent school. You should find out if you qualify before making a final decision.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Private schools tend to have smaller class sizes, which means your child will get more attention. They also have more freedom to shape their curriculum. Many private schools have unique philosophies that may be in line with your views or values. On the flip side, public schools are required to help students with learning disabilities. Private schools are not required to offer this kind of assistance. Private schools are also less racially diverse. Only one in four students in private schools are from a racial minority group. Finally, private schools choose their students. This means an admissions process that can be difficult and daunting.