I would like you to read this blog by Christine. Then I wonder if she, or you would answer these questions for me.
Christine, I appreciate your dedication to teaching. And congrats on being freshly pressed.
Ok. Now for my questions.
(1) Since public education now costs taxpayers 4 times more in inflation adjusted dollars than it did in 1970, are we getting 4 times more for our money?
(2) Since private education costs less than public education, and gives students better opportunity, should I send my children to public or private school?
(3) Since for profit education (magnate) schools seem to cost less than public schools, why are public schools so expensive?
I am your child’s teacher. My role as educator extends far beyond the walls of my classroom. It is my profession, what I practice. I have chosen to devote the better part of what will be the years that make up my life to educating your child. I take it very seriously and I should; I am a stakeholder in your child’s future.
And so are you. You take it seriously also. You take your role in your child’s life more seriously than probably anyone else ever will. You have spent countless hours modeling empathy and kindness, teaching right from wrong, helping your child learn how to navigate through an increasingly complicated world and spending time to understand who your child is and where he/she is coming from. You do this in order to help guide your child down the path to who he/she will become…
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