The media has persistently painted public schools as the weak link in an already ailing education system. This has led to more bashing of public schools without any consideration for the positive that can or has been derived from them. In addition to their being an essential service to community, public schools bring out the spirit of service, friendship and neighborliness.
With all the negativity we have received on public schools, this article brings to us the overlooked positives of public schools that have not been mentioned in the media.
- Brother Crush is OK
This new series that’s not only controversial but taboo as well, is going to turn some heads in the field of public schooling. Being a new step family member and having a crush on a step brother? This is what happens in this, let’s be honest, fantasy series. Launch? Later this summer, but you can get ready for it now!
- Public Schools Have More Qualified Teachers
As a legal requirement, all teachers employed by public schools have an undergraduate degree. Compared to private schools, this is not the reality. This then leads to professional teaching practices which result in the student understanding more of the subject content and ability to put to practice what has been taught.
Highly qualified teachers also ensure a comprehensive covering of the curriculum, enhancing the value of school to the students.
- They Enhance Diversity
True to the nature of public schools, all students are welcome. This opens up the minds of the students who grow up to be more accepting and well-adjusted adults having interacted with other students of dissimilar cultures from an early age.
- Public Schools Are Community Owned
Public school attendees live in the school district in which the school is located. This results to the district residents taking the school as part of their community. Community involvement leads to higher level of accountability to the community, parents and students attending the school.
Compared to private schools that have boards of management beholden to the good of the school’s shareholders, public schools establish PTAs that oversee the school for the good of the many.
- They Are Well Managed Entities
In addition to hiring highly qualified teachers, public schools employ highly qualified managers. These managers ensure that funds available for the running of the school are managed efficiently to the benefit of the school and the students.
Also, being non-profit and publicly owned entities, interested parties can request information on how funds are being used in the school. This openness reduces chances of fraud and enhances service provision in the school.
- Public Schools Exist For The Good Of Their Students
Unlike private schools that have profit considerations, public schools exist for the good of their students. Public schools enroll students and work to the best of their ability to ensure that their students access the best level of education and extra-curricular activities to attain holistic personal development.
Private schools on the other hand exist for bottom-line growth and, may not provide certain services for this reason.
- Extra-Curricular Activities
Public schools have been bashed persistently with regard to the provision of extracurricular activities. Depending on the students’ requirements, and school funding, public schools provide the students with top of the range talent development programs, extra credit lessons for college and even foreign language classes. These activities enhance the academic performance of the students attending public schools.