There has been a lot of misconception about private schools guaranteeing your child better chance. However, this has not been the case all time. There are several things that make one to be reluctant to take ones child to a private school despite such misconceptions. Before deciding that one’s child will be taken to a private school, a proper assessment of individual child is important. This will ensure that you offer the best to your child.
There are various advantages that are encompassed in taking a child to a private school. However, there are several issues that would make one feel that it is not important. First, private schools are known to have a low population. This limits the child socialization thus creating a generation whose social cohesion is questionable. In addition, most of the private schools have a specific focus for example religion or academic excellence thus reducing the level of diversity that is very important in child’s life. Due to lack of diversification, children lack innovative mind making them over rely on their parents in everything that they do. This makes them not to be independent in their future life.
Most of the private schools are owned by either church or they are private business. Therefore, this propagates institutional biasness. This biasness ensures that status quo remains making private school very hard to accept new ideas. Therefore, it become very hard for them to change and this may compromise the level of education offered in such schools in future.
Most of the private schools are alleged to promote inequality as they can refuse at their will to admit some students especially based on their academic qualification. This hampers talents which otherwise are discovered later in life during education process. In most cases, children who turn to be very successful in education life do not exhibit this at their early age. Therefore, by barring them to join schools, private schools do them a lot of injustice making me resent from taking my child to private schools.
The other reason that would make me not to take my child to private school is the exorbitant school fees that these schools ask for. Most of the school fees paid in private schools are not worth their levels. Worse still, there is no room for asking for explanation otherwise your child will be expelled or be taken through a very rough time in his/her school life.
Another problem that put me off while enrolling my child in a private school is the process that one has passed through. If ones child has a disability, it takes a hell of time to have your child admitted in private schools. The procedures are complex and very tiring. It gets to a position whereby you may even have to win a lottery to have your child be enrolled in such schools.This put me off as such cases should be dealt with in a more humane manner.If such issues are addressed, private schools can become very good and one can prefer using them.