Private School vs. Public School
Persuasive Speech Formal Outline Title: PRIVATE SCHOOLING IS THE OBVIOUS WAY TO GO Topic: Private Schooling Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that private schools offer a better education to children and better prepare them for college. Thesis Statement: Private school children are more involved in community service, are generally provided with a better education, and are more likely to apply and succeed in college. INTRODUCTION Attention material: For many of us, as scary as it may seem, the pitter-patter of little feet is not too far off. In fact, some of you may already hear it. But along with it, comes many big decisions that will affect the future of your children. Education is a big example. Now you may say, “Of course I’m going to educate my children.” But the big question is “Where?” For many parents today, it is a hard to decide where to send their children - Public or Private school? Credibility material: I myself went to public schools, and even though I graduated Valedictorian of my class, when I came to college, I did not feel I was prepared in many area of education. The classes in my high school were not challenging enough, the tests were not hard enough, an
(Transition: I feel these children are at a big advantage over children in public schools in all aspects of the educational experience. More private school students take the SAT test, and their scores are well above the national average for every ethnicity, race, and income group. The recommendations are: 4 years of English, 3 Years of Mathematics, 3 years of Science, and 3 years of Social Studies. ) Private school students are more likely to apply and attend college. Concluding remarks: Don"tmt get me wrong, I"tmm not bashing public schools. This is significantly different than the 17 of public schools who do (CAPE). Many private schools offer scholarships. (Transition: Though the advantages of private schooling outweighs the disadvantages, there are the obvious drawbacks. And just as in college, there is financial aid available for most schools. Preview: 11 of all US Students are enrolled in private schools this school year (CAPE). Furthermore, the majority of private schools require a college preparatory program, 1-2 years of a foreign language. The NCES report showed that 45 of private schools, compared to 20 of public schools, met the high school graduation recommendations of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Now it seemed pretty cool at the time, but it just caused me more trouble in the long run than it was worth. Thesis statement: Private school students are more involved in community service, are generally provided with a better education, and are more likely to apply and succeed in college.