Public School Education Failing our Country
There is no question that dropout rates are much higher in public schools than that of Catholic schools. In a data research that was gathered from 1,015 schools across the United States, 14 percent of Sophomore students in public high school dropout as opposed to only 3 percent in that of Roman Catholic high schools. This links right to the concerningly high crime rate in America which directly connects to the dropout rates considering the fact that 68 percent of state prison inmates do not have a high school diploma. “Across the country, 68 percent of state prison inmates don’t have a high school diploma. And according to researchers, a 10 percentage-point increase in graduation rates has historically reduced murder and assault rates by approximately 20 percent.” If public schools do not do anything to lessen this dropout rate than the crime rate in this nation will continue to grow making the United States a less safe environment to live in.
A big factor as to why these public schools are failing is that parents are not active in their kid’s school functions or at home learning which adds to the failure of public schools.
Another factor that adds into this sense of failure within public schools is that they the schools are becoming overcrowded and the experience of a one on one learning style that is beneficial for the student is being taken away,“The smaller the class, the better the individual student experience.” A study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that 14 percent of U.S. schools exceed capacity.The classrooms need to be lessened in order to regain that sense of one on one learning style, but the size of the classrooms will most likely not be lessened with the ever growing population in this country
Therefore this raises the question, are private schools the future for the education of the youth?