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Private School vs Public School Pros and Cons
Private School vs Public School Pros and Cons – darma.info
Parents about to enter their children in grade school are likely considering the differences between public vs private school. When it comes to those different types of schooling, and comparing private school vs public school, there are a ton of unknowns, benefits, and differences between the two educational options. You might wonder, in a panic: Will private school or public school best prepare my child for the future? What are the benefits of private school?
Are schools across the country going too far by banning homework?
In his Atlantic essay , Karl Taro Greenfeld laments his year-old daughter's heavy homework load. Tales of the homework-burdened American student have become common, but are these stories the exception or the rule? A Metlife study found that 45 percent of students in grades three to 12 spend more than an hour a night doing homework, including the six percent of students who report spending more than three hours a night on their homework. In the school year, a study out of the University of Michigan found that American students ages six through 17 spent three hours and 38 minutes per week doing homework. This one is fairly obvious: The National Education Association recommends that homework time increase by ten minutes per year in school.
These are some of the conversations I heard over the years, when discussing private schools with parents. I am the white father of two black adopted children and to be honest I initially didn't feel that kind of alienation at our K-to private school; this community was to me just a school: a socially liberal educational institution with a great faculty and with nice, well-to-do, well-educated and well-connected families, an institution with a majority of people who are in most ways like me, and, as most communal trait, are white. On top of that a school that strives to be a diverse school. Of course I am on the diversity committee of our school and all the members have a reason to be there: They are black, Latino or Asian, they represent the parent association, they have children on scholarships, or -- as is my case -- they are gay, and are transracially or transnationally adoptive parents.