Is Private School Better Than Public School
I can breathe a sigh of relief.
Childcare for our love bug isn’t as bad as I thought. It’s Only 1k per month. Look at me talking all “rich” by saying only 1k per month. First world problems eh?
However, my original estimate was for childcare was 2k per month. I’m not sure why I thought my it was so expensive, but I rather over estimate than underestimate.
On that note. I completely understand why people just roll their kid right into private school when their kid becomes school age.
My logic is, If you’re paying 12k per year for someone to watch your kid another 3k per year isn’t that bad. Hell, kids go to school around 4 or 5. You have 4 years of shelling out 1k per month. You kind of get used that money not being there.
That leads me to my question. Which would you choose?
Private school at 15k+ per year or Public school with a $50 per hour tutor.
The tutor! There are things you learn in public school that private school can’t offer. If you feel the need to supplement or aid in the “books” part of the education – do it! You and i went to public school and we came out just fine
Daycare these days are horrible. Public schools are two steps from horrible these days regardless of what kind of neighborhood you are in: diverse, affluent, predominantly black, predominately white, low socioeconomic. Private school children do not do better that public school children and charter school kids score better than public school kids. Your best bet with a public or private schools is finding quality teachers and you all being quality parents in working with your child. As a parent and a former charter school and current public school teacher…I vote you send your child to Thailand! Thanks!
As I was explaining the difficulty in making the decision I noticed that I was in fact arguing for public school + tutor.
It is only right to want to “protect” your child and keep them on the “right track;” curate their life experience. But at the same time you want them to be well rounded and have a variety of experiences. Public school is significantly more diverse than private. So unless you are going to take it upon yourself to immerse your kids in the different realities people face I would vote public + tutor. I went to public school and as a result I had friends of every color and creed. It taught me how to relate to and make friends with all manner of people, and most importantly that socioeconomic statuses are not character indictments.