Private Education; Higher Standards Persuasive Essay by Knota

A persuasive paper on the benefits of a private education, with a focus on private Christian schools.
# 150938 | 4,321 words | 25 sources | MLA | 2012 | US

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The paper explores the evidence to demonstrate that private Christian schools offer students the outstanding opportunity to academically flourish in a secure environment. The paper discusses the solid ethical values that are taught, the high academic expectations and the increased attention for each individual student. The paper argues that a quality education can be instrumental in shaping the future of an individual.

From the Paper:

"Discipline policies are an important part of a private school's philosophy. Jill DeVoe et al. associates with MPR Associates, Inc. one of the nation's leading education research and consulting firms, published a statistical analysis report titled "Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2003" in which they presented information concerning crime at school using the viewpoint of teachers, administrators and students. Most alarming was that from this data it was found that students were fearful about being assaulted not only at school but traveling back and forth to school. The report goes on to say that this type of violence strongly influences a child's capability and eagerness to learn (36). Private Christian schools can adopt their own rules and regulations concerning discipline. Along with dress code policies, rules concerning absence, behavior and academics play an important role in keeping the student safe and secure. Zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior prevails. Providing a healthy secure learning environment is also supported by the fact that private schools can be choosy about which students they will accept and keep as part of the student body. On the other hand, Dan D.Goldhaber a Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs and an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute's Education Policy Center, quickly points out that "public schools must accept all students within specified attendance zones" (1)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alt, Martha and Katharine, Peter. "Private Schools A Brief Portrait." MPR Associates, Inc. National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. Department of Education. (2002): 1-37. 1 July 2007.<>
  • Altonji, Joseph G., Todd E. Elder, and Christopher R. Taber. "Selection on Observed andUnobserved Variables: Assessing the Effectiveness of Catholic Schools." Journal of Political Economy 113 (2005): 151-184. journals.uchicago. University of Chicago. 30 June 2007.<>
  • Anderson, Wendell. "School Dress Codes and Uniform Policies." 1-6. Clearinghouse onEducational Policy and Management. 20 June 2007<>.
  • Bush, George W. "News & Policies." The Whitehouse. Government of the United States ofAmerica. 24 June 2007 <>.
  • DeVoe, Jill, Katharin, Peter, Sally, Ruddy, Amanda Miller, Mike, Planty, Thomas, Synder, and Mike, Rand. "Indicators of School Crime and Safety." IES National Center for Education Statistics. (2003). 9 July 2007 <>

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