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Studies consistently find no academic gains from private schooling, but don’t explain why

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Abstract


  • I have a vivid primary school memory of playing with another child of similar age who cautioned, “Sister told us not to play with the publics.” The public-private divide still exists today with ongoing debates about funding struggles, comparisons of the quality of infrastructure, values, standards and discipline being discussed and compared.

    There is a perception among parents that they will help their children do better academically if they send them to a non-government school.

    Lately, a new debate has surged with the comparison of educational outcomes questioning which system produces the better student. When weighing up such serious financial and life decisions parents need to go directly to the evidence.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Brown, I. (2015). Studies consistently find no academic gains from private schooling, but don’t explain why. The Conversation, 24 April 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2772&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1773

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 24 April

Place Of Publication


  • https://theconversation.com/studies-consistently-find-no-academic-gains-from-private-schooling-but-dont-explain-why-40313

Abstract


  • I have a vivid primary school memory of playing with another child of similar age who cautioned, “Sister told us not to play with the publics.” The public-private divide still exists today with ongoing debates about funding struggles, comparisons of the quality of infrastructure, values, standards and discipline being discussed and compared.

    There is a perception among parents that they will help their children do better academically if they send them to a non-government school.

    Lately, a new debate has surged with the comparison of educational outcomes questioning which system produces the better student. When weighing up such serious financial and life decisions parents need to go directly to the evidence.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Brown, I. (2015). Studies consistently find no academic gains from private schooling, but don’t explain why. The Conversation, 24 April 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2772&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1773

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 24 April

Place Of Publication


  • https://theconversation.com/studies-consistently-find-no-academic-gains-from-private-schooling-but-dont-explain-why-40313