Public education: what would we do without it? If it were gone, would everyone, therefore, have to pay for an education? That is completely ridiculous. I’m not sure I could find someone against public education. Even people in private school cannot say that it’s a bad thing (and if they do, then they need to open their eyes a little more). Do we want incompetent, illiterate people running around the street and failing at success? I don’t think so. Public education gives everyone the opportunity to become something. If everyone had to pay for education, so many people wouldn’t be going to school. People in lower-class situations would be affected the most by it. Paying for school couldn’t be an option for them and without getting an education; these people will be in a never-ending cycle of, say, poverty. People NEED to be educated, no matter what. I am personally not one that agrees with private education (for the area that we live in). Going to a private school around here doesn’t improve on children’s security or learnedness, does it? No. For the case of Johns Creek, the public school is just as good, if not better than, as the private schools in the area. So why pay the 50,000 dollars (or whatever the cost is)? It’s a simple, obvious choice. As for the less secure areas around the country, private school may want to be considered if you feel that your child’s safety is at risk or a better education can be obtained. The public schools in these areas may not be the ideal situations, but people are still receiving an education at the least and learn the fundamental things. Here we see that public education is completely necessary.
Since I’ve run out of ideas to express, I looked up the issues people have with the public school system. One problem was the funding and how the state controls it and not the federal government. I think that that’s okay. I’m not sure what effect it would have if we did have the federal government running the funding. I assume that if this happened, then every school system/ area would have equal amount of funding. This could eliminate the diversity of schools and their locations. Our schools would then equate with the monetary value of downtown Atlanta schools, correct? I suppose our schools would get worse and theirs would become better. I’ve decided that federal control of all schools is a bad idea. Secondly, another issue was that each system gets to choose the curriculum. I do see an issue with this since I think everyone should be getting the same fundamental classes. As for AP’s and electives, they should all be available; prerequisites should still apply, however.
I see nothing wrong with public education in general. If the quality of all schools were to improve, then nobody would be harmed by it. However, education should be carefully handled; bad decisions could have a great effect.