I grew up in those times when there was no English in the first grade and in order to enroll in school, I did not need to pass tests for logic and eidetic. We had regular high schools that taught science for free.
And now in the education system there have been tremendous changes. Each school competes for the title of the best in the city, offering various training programs, several foreign languages and even choreography in the school timetable. But for all this pleasure you have to pay, as it turned out.
Near our house there are two schools: the ordinary general education and the English gymnasium. I plan to give my children to it next year.
The gymnasium has a good reputation. Recently made repairs, apparently at the expense of parents. But I am not against repair, I am against parents imposing additional costs in the form of language tutors. This is the only thing that annoys me. It seems to me that this is my own business, as I will be engaged with my children in English and German.
Although the school is considered free, the material component of education is clearly visible. I don’t mind paying, I’m against imposing these services on me (tutoring). But, nevertheless, the school has many extra classes, good dining, warm gyms.
On the one hand there are no obligatory payments, but I know that training will be paid. Now my task is to choose a teacher of elementary grades and deal with tutors. Either these will be teachers from school or separate courses of foreign languages. And it is impossible to get around this point, the requirements in the gymnasium are very high.
Now we are also engaged in a paid preschool group, and I see the result that can be obtained for money. Progress in children is obvious, so I made certain conclusions for myself.
Pluses of paid tuition:
one. The choice of schedule and mode of employment.
2 Ability to choose a teacher.
3 Approval of the training program.
four. Individual approach to the child.
Cons pay tuition:
one. Often, excessive tuition.
2 The likelihood of non-compliance with the professional training of personnel. Unfortunately, I also encountered this.
But if you approach the paid tuition correctly, namely, not just giving the money to the teachers, but controlling their return for the child, you can get a good result.
I also want to say about the school, which in our area is considered completely free. I do not take into account the prices for dinners, since lunch in schools has long been funded from the pockets of parents. This school has gathered in itself all the children whose parents, unfortunately, are not able to allocate funds for the education of their children.
According to the results of external evaluation, which takes place at the end of the year, this school is the first since the end. Teachers do not want to invest knowledge in children without receiving any reward. And nobody wants to work on enthusiasm.
It turns out that children whose parents do not have the opportunity to pay tuition receive a poor-quality education. Where’s the justice?