Originally Posted by SurpriseMyself View Post
I don't know how you all live on so little! Our mortgage and private school tuition alone is more than $2200 a month! We could live in a smaller home in a less desirable area, but that isn't the kind of lifestyle we wanted. I have a friend who has a much cheaper home and lives like this; she also has drug dealers as next door neighbors and had a break in last year. The cost/benefit analysis means we live where there are kids, where the schools are good, where home values are rising, where crime is low, etc.
These are the kinds of choices that a person makes. Each of us has to do that for ourselves.
Fro example you chose to send your child to private schools.
I have a brother two brothers who did not want their kids in public schools. One lives in LA and the other here in NM. They have both used the home school system. In both LA and NM, the public schools have on-line schools that the kids can use at little to no cost.
The kids of both of my brothers have a much better education than is offered in any public school for kids to attend at the school and really in most private schools.
The ones who live in LA.. for example my nephew graduated from high school and with an associates degree at the same time at the age of 17. 2 years later he's graduating with a BS and is not going into medial school. My bother's bill for his son's junior high and high school education? Next to nothing. And yes he and his wife both worked. Besides my brother's job at a hospital, they owned a business and the kids grew up helping in the business.
My other brother's kids have been home schooled too from the start. They are now the in last two years of high school. Both will graduate from high school with an associates degree. Both have been active in things like civil defense, rescue, etc. My nephew is a pilot.. his dream is to be an air force pilot. So his parents got him into the air civil defense and he got his pilot's license.. it think that he got the training for free.
There is no need for any parent to pay big bucks for private school if it's a hardship. It's a choice.