Can money buy happiness (or at least a good education)?
It’s one of those age-old debates: when it comes down to your child’s education, is it better to go private or public?
The common assumption is that because private schools are better funded, they are better resourced to meet high testing standards, meaning that, theoretically, your child would be getting a better education. However, especially recently, we’ve seen more public schools meeting – sometimes even exceeding – the performance of private schools on fewer resources.
Private school fees are eye wateringly expensive, but if your child can get a similar education through the public school system, is going private the better option? Is it worth it?
To chat more about why parents are increasingly favouring public schools over private schools, Tess spoke to Murat Dizdar who’s the Deputy Secretary of School Operations and Performance at NSW Education.