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The debate regarding whether public schools or private schools are more beneficial for American high school students began many years ago, and continues today. Those who prefer sending their children to private schools insist that these institutions meet higher educational standards and offer their children the ability to have closer relationships with their teachers, as well as embrace a more comprehensive value system. One of the largest differences between private schools and public schools is price. While public schools are free to attend, private school can run from $12,000 to $30,000 a year.

Why Parents Choose Private Schools

In general, parents who choose to educate their children in private schools believe that these institutions give their children greater access to teachers, a safer environment, and more academic ...

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