- Some questions frequently asked by houseowners : public vs private montessori schools?
♥ ok, so i've attended both private montessori, and straight up public schools, and my mother and i were arguing about public montessori schools. my dad and i both feel that they are ineffective, but my mom says otherwise. i'll summarize each side for you. then i'd like to know from anyone who has experience in a public montessori school as to whether or not they are effective. myself 1) public montessori schools are ineffective due to the sheer numbers of students 2) the concept of montessori teaches at ones own pace, but this is ineffective with large numbers of students, sometimes more than a thousand, making it ridiculously hard, if not impossible, to tailor each student's education to their own needs. 3) standardized tests are made to gear towards the normal, if every teacher taught each student at their own rate, standardized testing would be impossible in public schools, so public montessori would fall apart. 4) also, standardized tests would not be coherent to the different grade levels, as some people are very far ahead in mathamatics, but others struggle with language arts. my mother 1) public montessori schools are better for education since they teach at one's own pace. 2) teachers simply break the students into groups for better education in montessori, making public montessori possible. 3) teachers in public montessori schools don't need to teach to the norm because students that are ahead will succeed, and those that are behind can be helped along with remedial classes/extra help. anyone who has any experience in public montessori, let me know how it was. p.s. i'm not trying to offend anyone with what i have said here, and am only inferring based on my knowledge of private montessori and straight up public schools. p.p.s sorry for making this so long.