Nowadays,sending children to boarding school is becoming increasingly popular. Some people think that it is beneficial for students to go to private secondary schools. What is the reason? Do you think it is a positive development?
In most families, priority is always given to children’s education. Traditional public school is no longer the only choice as the popularity of private school is becoming evident. The image of boarding school is not just a way to buy privilege through private education, but also provides benefits for both parents and children.
Small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios mean that children will not get lost in the shuffle and will get the personal attention he/she needs and craves. Another point to consider is highly qualified teachers. When a private school dean of faculty and head of school hire teachers, they look for competence in and passion for the subject a candidate will teach. These talented teachers get to teach without having to be traffic cops or paper pushers like their public school counterparts.
Generally speaking, I, as well as an increasing number of parents have no trouble with private education, which don’t seem socially acceptable to say so. As a matter of fact, choosing to go boarding school offers a chance of escaping a coasting comprehensive for grammar school in teens and knowing first-hand how powerful education can be to individuals as a vehicle for social mobility. I believe social mobility is about giving more young people access to privilege – not taking it away from those who have it. The comprehensive system is built on the premise that every child has the same needs – an attitude that encourages mediocrity. However, bright children who enjoy academic learning deserve the chance to be educated with like-minded peers. From this perspective, boarding school meets various students’ needs and interests.
In my opinion, I believe whether to go to private secondary schools is a personal choice. But it is undeniable that a part of children benefit from those non-public schools as they are not under pressure to meet targets and boost their performance in league tables, as well as being themselves.