All schools need to be integrated, that is, admit students from different and relevant groups (Salomon and Cairns 232). For instance, students from different faiths can benefit if religion studies is integrated (Gibbs and Grey 370). Public schools meet students’ cultural and religious needs and they play a leading role in preparing students to be good individuals in a multicultural environment. Public schools outweigh strict ethnic school in creating a diverse environment for students in elementary and high schools across Canada. This essay focuses on cultural diversity and supports the argument that public schools outweigh ethnic schools in promoting diversity since public schools admit and accommodate students from diverse backgrounds.
Arguably, students need to learn how to interact in a diverse environment to be able to cope up with their colleagues from different backgrounds. Those students who normally attend schools where diversity is practices are more likely to effectively understand the views of individuals from different ethnic background. Since public schools admit students from different ethnic, cultural, economic and language backgrounds, they enable their students to freely interact with each other and have a rough idea of other people’s identity and value their views on a certain issue. Moreover, students who attend public schools are capable of operating in a multicultural and multiethnic surrounding as opposed to those attending strict ethnic schools. In addition, public schools help students to be successful in their academics and learn ways to interact and get along with each other regardless of their backgrounds. In addition, both elementary and high school teachers are being trained to be able to handle culturally diverse students. Public schools create a positive environment that enables staff and students to