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MisterE October 20th, 2013 5:24am

Would you pay for a service to educate your children if the government no longer provided the service?

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staceetee Transylvania
10/20/13 6:56 am

I already have to. I ask and receive nada from the government.

cowboy Doors of Perception
10/20/13 5:57 am

Why? With the internet, public education seems outdated.

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MisterE Conservistan
10/21/13 7:16 pm

Guided learning is still valuable.

cowboy Doors of Perception
10/22/13 8:50 am

Otherwise known as "parenting".

susanr Colorado
10/19/13 11:04 pm

Yes, as I did when my daughter was in a Catholic school for 3 years.

susanr Colorado
10/19/13 11:04 pm

And a "free school" (which ain't free) for the 1st 3 years of her education.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/19/13 10:57 pm

No - I homeschooled my kids. Anybody can do it if they're committed to it.

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MisterE Conservistan
10/19/13 10:59 pm

You still need to pay for supplies.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/19/13 11:58 pm

About $500 per student per year, and many folks buy and sell used textbooks to save money, knocking $200-300 off that figure.

rainman1088
10/20/13 7:28 am

Yep, same here. And if you use the internet/library... It might cost you literally nothing extra

suzisnowflake A pleasant peninsula
10/20/13 8:29 am

Is your co-op able to work around people that have to work full time? You seem smart and committed, but I have to think not everyone would be.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/20/13 9:38 am

Suzi, I retired from public school teaching to homeschool my kids. I was the only dad involved in our organization, and none of the moms worked full-time, although it can be done depending on daycare and your children's attitude about evening school.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/20/13 9:41 am

The co-op met only in the daytime on Mondays and Thursdays. My choir met on Tuesdays after lunch, and the sports teams practiced and played in the daytime.