People have always thought there has been a significant difference between public schooland private
In general, the literature seems to indicate that social demographics, parenting participation, and the
school environment all influence academic success of the students whether they be students in a
public school or a private school.
Standardized testing is a reality with which all educators must contend.
Research found private school
students took more academic math courses than public school students. These differences in course
taking accounted for most of the public-private difference in achievement gains.
In the debate over school reform, increasing emphasis is being placed on the need to develop new
structures for the operation of our public schools. These new structures usually strive toward a goal of
increased participation of all teachers, parents, and students.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released results showing that even if half or
all public-school students choose to go to private schools, there would still be an educational crisis.
There are problems in both public and private schools making a minimal difference between the two.