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Jakarta Post

More urban parents look to private schools for children’s education

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  01:18 am

For Dwi Trisnawati, a housewife and mother of two from Larangan Utara in Tangerang, Banten, choosing the best school to support her children’s character development, talents and interests is key, even if it costs her an arm and a leg.Her 6-year-old daughter Jasmine will enter elementary school in July next year, and she decided from early on to send her to a private school she believes will suit her idea of a good education.“There are certainly some basic differences in the teaching system between state and private schools, which — based on my own observations — heavily lie on the attention they pay to their students, curriculum, teaching techniques and facilities,” Dwi said on Thursday.In terms of attention to students, she said, private schools were more capable than state schools, which was one striking aspect parents who wished to send their children to a smaller ...