Private school is a huge financial investment....and I stress the term investment. But for us, it would completely affect our budget and cause our savings to dwindle.Matt goes to a public grade school and so far, so good. No school (public or private) will protect our children completely. We can't expect private schools to take over what we should be doing at home to begin with. But that's a whole other subject!I think every family needs to do what's best for their child. No judging here!Lori
They all have their pros and cons... both DH and I were homeschooled. He attended some private school. I attended public high school. AND I was a public high school teacher. LOLSo we have some experience in all areas of the issue...We are still undecided though. :)
We're aiming for our parish school, and homeschooling is a close second. I have no public school experience (as a student), so it's not very high on my list.
I am finding as I do more research and speak to different parents that one type of schooling isn't best for every child. I always thought I would enroll my kids in the Christian School but it is just not affordable for low to middle income families and definetely not for us since I am a SAHM to my 2 boys. Over the last year I have been researching homeschooling as a second choice. For Jk and Sk, Kayla has been in the public school and it has been wonderful so far. I agree with glass half full though- teaching our kids about christianity, character building, values etc., I believe, is our job as parents.
Being a teacher in a public school makes a big difference. I see kids who come to the public setting after homeschooling has fallen apart, and vice versa. I think you have to do what is right for your family!@
it is something that We are thinking about (private school that is.) i guess we'll see..
Your comment is gonna totally make my day!