I've been doing just a few minutes worth of
research. I read the headline and some highlights
of an article talking about the additional millions
of dollars being directed into a neighboring school
district. This got me to thinking....
How much per student does the average PA district
I found out that it is between
EIGHT and TEN THOUSAND...PER STUDENT...PER YEAR!!!
Oh..my..goodness!!! I wouldn't know what to do with
that much money in our homeschool. If I calculate the
books, electricity, prorated mortgage for "school time",
prorated maintenance, field trips, co-op fees, craft items,
music lessons and everthing else I still don't think I
spend more than $500 per year per child.
Even if I spend that much I run out of time to get everything
done that I think we will. There are just too many great
ideas each year.
So many good books, so little time.
Free Art shows, museums, senior citizens to teach living
history. A kitchen full of math and homemaking lessons.
A community full of people who are delighted to allow our
children to serve and learn in real time.
Teaching our children does not have to
cost a fortune.
So...it occurs to me that by the time I pay my school
taxes, I have spent more to educate the neighbor children
than my own.
How does that strike You??