Government vs Private School
Education perhaps is the most important edifice upon which the future of a child depends. This is why past the nursery stage, it becomes a vital decision for parents to choose between the two types of schools that are therein most of the countries. There are the government aided schools, and then there are privately run schools. There is no single formula to let parents assess the two types of schools and choose with confidence as every country has different educational patterns and have different systems in place. However, there are some basic differences that are palpable to every parent, and based upon which it becomes easy to choose one of the two types of schools.
At first glance, it is clear to everyone that private schools have got more facilities, better equipment and buildings but heavier study load than government schools. Fee structure is also higher in private schools as government schools, being aided and funded by state and federal governments, charge much less than private schools. Curricula and playtime are well structured in private schools than in government schools where there is more play time than subject studies. This is good for pre nursery and nursery classes as there is not much to teach a child and a kid learns everything in a playful manner. Thus, it is better to let a kid study in a government school if you are on a tight budget till elementary classes than pay substantially higher in private schools. However, this assessment is based upon government schools in western countries as in South East Asia and other poor countries, private schools are better at this stage as they maintain much better standards and quality of education along with quality environment for small kids.
While government schools have many commonalities because of guidelines on usage of financial resources, there is wide variation in private schools as they do not have such restrictions on usage of funds. As far as teachers are concerned, teachers need to have state certifications to be able to work in public or government schools, while there are no such compulsions in case 0f private school teachers.
There are differences in admission criteria of public and private schools. While private schools can deny admission on flimsy grounds, government schools have to grant admission to all kids living within the boundaries of their state.
In the end, it would suffice to say that in Asian countries, it is private schools that are considered more prestigious and worthy of all the fees that they charge for education as they shape up the future of the child in a better manner than government schools, which are not particularly impressive in these countries. However, there are some countries where government schools are giving private schools a run for their money and are considered better than private schools.
What is the difference between Government and Private School?
• Private schools are run by private companies or NGO’s, whereas government schools are run by government agencies or are funded by government at state and federal levels.
• Private schools have a higher fee structure depending upon their reputation, whereas government schools have lower fee structure as they are mostly funded.
• There are no criteria for selection of teachers in private schools, while state certifications are a must in government schools
• Government schools cannot deny admission to any child, while there are grounds on which school can deny admission to a child in case of private schools.