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I Make 6 Figures -- And I Still Wouldn't Send My Kids To Private School

LearnVest | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
LearnVest

Even though Mary and I could have afforded private tuition payments on our combined $250,000 income as a lawyer and a publicist, that kind of education was completely out of the question.

10 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a High School in San Francisco

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.16.2014 | San Francisco
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Each school has its own admissions process: most publics and charters are lottery-based, others are application-based and others may use academic performance or auditions as criteria.

Using a Business Model to Make Jewish Summer Camp Affordable

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Ask any Jewish family that sends their children to both a private Jewish day school and a Jewish summer camp about the affordability of such endeavors and they'll use words such as "sacrifice," "hardship" and "priorities."

A Truly Inspiring School in Colorado

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Molly Sprayregen

. It's a place where kids call teachers by their first names and 10-year-olds take classes with teenagers, a place where the kids help dictate what they'd like to learn and how they'd like to learn it.

I Am Sending My Kids to Private School, I am NOT a Bad Person

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

Being a good person has nothing to do with what school you choose for your children. Being a good person means letting go of judging others who make different choices than you do, and encouraging each other to hang in there.

The High Cost of Jewish Day School

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

What I am looking for in a Jewish day school is something that can't be measured on any standardized test or report card; rather it is something we will see over time in the communities our daughters choose to connect with, the families they create and the values they live.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when parents rejoice, children lament, and we all spend money to get our youngsters Back to School! Reports are that skinny je...

Thinking About Sending My 3-Year-Old to College

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

We're all in the same boat, on the same choppy water, parents. And just like all of the other stuff we've had to figure out on the fly with just our wits and will (and a spare granola bar for sustenance), we'll probably find the right path for our families, at the right time, in the right place.

Finals Week: A Breaking Point or a Blessing

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Tyler R. Tynes

Yes, finals week -- where Adderall is God's gift to procrastinating college students, Starbucks and Red Bull is more coveted than tequila and Budweiser, and social media sites become used more than textbooks.

Ed Today: Voucher Expansion Proposed By Ohio Gov. Kasich

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Vouchers To Grow In Ohio? In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich's (R) budget plan would reduce funding gaps between wealthy and poor public school districts and also create a new voucher program, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The new vouchers would give about $4,250 a year toward private-school tuition to any kindergartener whose family is making less than 200 percent of the poverty line. The next year, Kasich would expand the program to include first graders. While an existing scholarship plan currently does something similar for 15,702 students, a full 1.8 million students would qualify for the new plan's income requirements The budget plan includes a 6 percent overall school funding increase the following year, and then 3.2 percent more the next year.

Reform in Texas Education: Why We So Desperately Need It

James Golsan | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
James Golsan

Attempts to expand access to private schools are often viewed as an assault on public education. The reality is that private choice programs not only benefit participating students, but benefit the surrounding public school system as well.

From Private to Public

Philip O Sullivan | Posted 03.31.2013 | Teen
Philip O Sullivan

After going to private school for seven years, switching to a public school and going into my first year of high school was a scary experience for me.

DPS: Fastest-Growing Urban School District In The Nation?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver

Denver Public School enrollment has grown 14 percent of the past five years, making it the fastest-growing urban school district in the country, accor...

Why I Will Never Homeschool My Children

Eva Glettner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

You know the age old adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder?" Well, in my case, it makes me adore my children (almost) unconditionally. When I am given a bit of a break from my brood, I relish the time that I do spend with them. Homeschooling parents, HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Why Kids Pay The Price For LA's High Cost Of Living

| Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Poor children living in higher-cost areas like the urban centers of California ...

Teacher Fired For Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

Cathy Samford, a 29-year-old former science teacher and volleyball coach at Heritage Christian Academy in Rockwall, Texas, was fired last fall after t...

Smith College Alum Believes Her School Now Full Of Lesbians

Posted 03.07.2012 | College

Anne Spurzem doesn't like the women attending her alma matter these days. Spurzem wrote a letter to the editor of the Sophian this week complaining...

What Justifies $400/hour Private Tutoring?

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Academic tutoring in major metropolitan areas frequently run from $200 to $700 per hour. However, more stunning than the hourly rate is the healthy market of parents willing to pay it.

Power Struggle Between the CollegeBoard and Top Independent Schools Burdens Students With Overwhelming Workloads

Alex Mallory | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The disconnect between course and standardized test content is the product of a power struggle between private high schools (and many public schools as well) and the College Board.

Joy Resmovits

New Laws That Begin, Expand Programs That Use Public Money For Private Schooling Attract Lawsuits, Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education

Cindra Barnard loves her district's public schools. That's why she's fighting the school board. Barnard is a resident of Douglas County, Colo., whe...

Joy Resmovits

ACLU: Milwaukee's Voucher Program Segregates Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Milwaukee's voucher system, which allows low-income students to attend private schools using tax dollars, discriminates based on disabilit...

Isn't Tutoring Just a Crutch?

Alex Mallory | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

I receive phone calls from parents who have been wrestling with the consequences of private tutoring. Their concern is that tutoring is, at best, a band-aid and, at worst, a crutch.

Scoring Error May Have Affected Admission For 7,000 Private School Applicants

The New York Times | Posted 06.17.2011 | Education

More than 7,000 students were incorrectly graded on the standardized test required for admission to most New York City private schools, the test compa...

A Public School Teacher Shops Around for a Private School

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

I gave her a few pieces of advice, which I now pass on to you if you are entertaining the private sector for your student. It is, after all, that time of year when applications are due.

Elitism v. Education: Are Private Schools Really Worth The $136,000 Price Tag?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

I still haven't managed to wrap my mind around how much money a private high school education costs.