21st Century Schools

The significant difference between the four kinds of schools is based on funding and administration. Public schools are funded and managed by the government while private individuals administer private schools, and they depend on students’ tuition fees for funding (Education World, n.p.) Charter schools are more of public schools because they are funded by public money but are exempted from some rules and regulations that govern the traditional public school. Lastly, homeschooling is based on a parent, tutor, or online teacher educating their children at home rather than sending them to school.

The main advantage of public schools is that they are free or charge a very minimum amount; thus, everybody can afford it. On the other hand, the disadvantage is that there are many students, whereas the infrastructure is limited, leading to low-quality education. For private schools, one of the pros is that students are few; hence, teachers can pay individuals’ attention, thus, high-quality education. One of the cons is they are expensive, and many parents may not afford it (Barnardo 1). Charter schools are advantageous in that students get financial support from successful people, thus, taking care of them outside school. Disadvantage; it may be hard to get in, and some children may not be suitable for the schools. Lastly, for homeschooling, the advantage is it provides individualized attention and strengthen the bond. On the other hand, it can be costly, and a child may get low-quality education since some parents are not professionals.

My belief in public schools is that low-quality education is offered. This may be attributed to many children and the government’s failure to invest in the required infrastructure. For private schools, they exaggerate their private school fees, making it hard for parents to afford, yet the education system does not have a huge difference. Charter schools are suitable, but they are biased towards some children because of the help provided. For homeschooling, a child’s social life is interrupted because there are some social skills a child learns from interacting with others at school.

The government should have a medium control over schooling. This is because there are some things they cannot decide, for instance, how lessons are run, holidays, and so on. Also, there are some things it must control, for example, the allocation of funds. For this, it should share the power with school administrators for effective results.

Works Cited

Education World. “U.S. Department of Education report: Differences and similarities between public and private schools.” www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin035.shtml.

DeGerolamo, A. “Key Differences Between Public and Private K-12 Schools.” Niche, 1 Sept. 2020, www.niche.com/blog/key-differences-between-public-and-private-k-12-schools/.