Boarding School Is Better Than Day School

Are boarding schools better than day schools? Can i have some points against the topic....

Its basically for a debate in my school. I want the points such that they agree that day chools are better in bringing up a child than boarding schools

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Boarding schools often do an excellent job of raising children. However, they really can't compare to an actual family unit. There are many more children to worry about in a boarding school, even if they provide individual attention. A family can focus one only its own children.
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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I teach at a boarding school. Here are some benefits. But it really depends on the school.

1. You really gain a sense of community. You will make some of your life friends here.

2. Now if you hate the school, then this is, of course, not a positive point.

3. You have more time to get things done, because you cut down on travel time.

4. Peer pressure can be positive and negative. It really depends on the culture of the school. If the boarding school is a good one, then it can great great people.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I guess I'll forgive you for having a picture of Torres up and answer your question anyway.

Please note that my answer is from the perspective of an American.

I attended boarding school throughout my high school years.  I liked it, but here are some points against it:

  • Parents are unable to have much influence over their children, especially when the boarding school is far away.  It's hard for them to be very involved in what their children are doing in the way of school work.  And it's impossible for them to know anything about their children's social lives, friends, etc.  This takes away the parents' ability to effectively raise their children.
  • It deprives the children of the affection and support of their parents.  There are no truly caring adult figures to turn to in times of need.  There are also no adults to share triumphs with, to watch you play sports for school teams, etc.

Hope that helps.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Boarding schools or day schools are better is based on the individual student. Some are well adjusted and can handle more responsibly could do well in boarding school. Where as if a person is very attached to a family certainly it is not a good idea. It can psychologically affects the young children.  In my view which is better is based on the location, the curriculum, the interest of the students who is attending boarding school.

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aishwarya95 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

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I guess I'll forgive you for having a picture of Torres up and answer your question anyway.

Please note that my answer is from the perspective of an American.

I attended boarding school throughout my high school years.  I liked it, but here are some points against it:

  • Parents are unable to have much influence over their children, especially when the boarding school is far away.  It's hard for them to be very involved in what their children are doing in the way of school work.  And it's impossible for them to know anything about their children's social lives, friends, etc.  This takes away the parents' ability to effectively raise their children.
  • It deprives the children of the affection and support of their parents.  There are no truly caring adult figures to turn to in times of need.  There are also no adults to share triumphs with, to watch you play sports for school teams, etc.

Hope that helps.

I didn't ask fo forgivness....... its not a crime to put up ur favorite footballers pic.......... thnx for the answer anyways.........

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Children learn and develop, not only in schools or when they are engaged in formal studies.The whole life of children, including the time they spend in their homes and with their friends for purposes other than studies, adds to their education and development.

Main impact of boarding school as compared to day schools is that it replaces the care and learning children receive at homes and with their parents and family with that of residential facilities of boarding school.

I see the residential facilities, environment and associate  development of child offered by boarding schools has a distinct advantage over homes only in limited cases where for some reasons the homes cannot offer the love, security, and parental guidance typically associated with it. In some cases, the formal education becomes the main consideration. For example when parents are living in some foreign country on a temporary assignment or if they are transferred frequently, boarding schools offer a better formal education. It also eliminates need for changing schools frequently, which can put additional psychological pressure on tender minds of young children.

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