How do you afford Catholic school?
(11-20-2020, 12:56 AM)Pandora Wrote:
(11-19-2020, 11:09 AM)yablabo Wrote: I believe tuition at our parish school is $11K per year per student.  They do numerous fundraisers in order to reduce that for needy students as well as to buy superfluous things.

That said, I am opposed to schooling for children.  It’s no one’s business how parents choose to educate children.

That’s a very broad stroke.  Are you against all “traditional” forms of schooling?  I’m not for government school (public school should be called what it is), and we must evaluate parochial schools as well, but what are homeschooling parents to do when they’ve exhausted their personal knowledge and expertise?  Do they send 14 year old Billy to the library and hope for the best that he can figure out organic chemistry?

Also, what are the superfluous things the parish school buys?  I’m genuinely curious...
I’m opposed to all schooling.  That includes the notion that every 14-year-old Billy needs to take organic chemistry or any class.  If a child shows a special aptitude which could serve the common good, he could receive more formal education through tutors or the local college/university...but it is ridiculous to burden parents to school all their children to an arbitrary standard from either the government or the diocese.  As long as religious and civic education is conducted to form a child as both a good citizen of the state and of heaven, the parent has done his duty.  

Our parish school buys stuff like laptops or tablet computers for every student, and then brand new text books every year.  They also buy interactive digital whiteboards instead of regular marker boards or chalkboards.  Superfluous.

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How do you afford Catholic school? - by MaryTN - 09-21-2019, 02:43 AM
RE: How do you afford Catholic school? - by Zedta - 09-22-2020, 02:53 PM
RE: How do you afford Catholic school? - by yablabo - 11-20-2020, 09:48 AM

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