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Racing in jeopody
« on: November 26, 2009, 10:47:32 am »
For me anyway. Our Son has gone to a Lutheran school from the very beginning.  Next year he's going into High School.
I just about passed out when I found out it's $7500 a year. Let's see....9th-12th will cost me $30,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But that includes the books. :kicknuts:

I guess if there is a choice to be made, my Son is much more important than racing. I just hope I can sneak a couple races in. :wah:
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 11:49:04 am »
Send him to public school. You are already paying for that. You can always take theology classes after high school if he is considering a career in the field. Go racing man!!!!!
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 12:08:52 pm »
I'm in a similar place although my daughter is @ Carthage College - can you fathom $28k/yr.  However, after scholarships we are splitting around $16k which is comparable to a state school.  Things are tougher now that my wife and i are both unemployed.  In 6 yrs, I'll have 2 kids in University so that will be an even greater challenge. 
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 02:24:50 pm »
Steve, my niece just started there also.

Ayone else remember when it was "only" $4k/yr for most colleges and we thought hat was pricey?
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 04:27:26 pm »
Rocco, send him to public high school here.
I'd be one of his teachers, engineering classes, CAD drafting, etc. and
I'll bring him to the races on the weekends but he'll be wrenching for me!!

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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 06:00:09 pm »
I feel your pain.  Had to cut back quite a bit last year.  No choice really.
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2009, 02:25:05 pm »
Rocco, send him to public high school here.
Wisconsin has open enrollment too, Rocco.  There are some online, virtual school opportunities.  Leaves one the opportunity to keep some accountability there for certain things at the cost of what you're paying for in the public domain.  Just some more thoughts... 

Our oldest, not in high school yet, has went to two virtual schools, and my wife is an English teacher for the one virtual school out of the Waukesha School District.  February is the big push to make your decision on the possibilities.  Most have some information seminars in various locations.
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009, 04:55:44 pm »
All of the private high schools in this area range from $23 to $40K a year. I don't know how people do it.

Catholic schools are a bit cheaper ($10K or so?), but they really don't do much better than the public schools in this area. I think most the local parents send their kids there because they live in bad neighborhoods, or they think it'll keep their little princess virginal until college (ha!)

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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 10:58:08 pm »
I Live in a great neighborhood. I think you line of thinking is a little fucked up. We send our Son there because he has 17 kids in his class. Show me a public school that's not out in the middle of nowhere that has small class sizes. All the public schools around here are so overcrowded, it's not funny. I'm Catholic. My Wife is Lutheran. That part of his schooling doesn't matter as much to me as long as he gets a great education. He's doing algebra 2 and geometry in 8th grade. Not to many public schools doing that at his grade level. And that is not an advanced or honors class.
 
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2009, 07:17:53 am »
That part of his schooling doesn't matter as much to me as long as he gets a great education. He's doing algebra 2 and geometry in 8th grade. Not to many public schools doing that at his grade level. And that is not an advanced or honors class.
That was my personal experience with public schools vs parochial schools.  I had to kick my ass in gear to do the work and I was expected to do well by teachers in the parochial schools.  In the public schools, it was just easier to cruise.  I know that some have told me that the expectations of excellence and the subject matter aren't as hard in all parochial schools like it was, but it sounds like you've got a good one there, Rocco. 
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2009, 01:11:58 am »
Whoa, let me rephrase that. Just re-read what I wrote, and that didn't sound right.

 I meant that reference to the schools in my area, not everyone in general. I can't speak for places I haven't lived in. I just edited my past comment to reflect this.

Lots of parents in my area (including my in-laws) sent their kids to Catholic school as a way to protect their kids from the 'evils' of public school. I think this was out of fear more than the desire for a better education.  My wife did her entire pre-college education in the Catholic school system, and her experiences where no less worse than my public school upbringing. Drugs, violence, teen sex,  affairs with teachers, etc. were just as common. Only difference was the uniform.

By the way, my step son just finished High school with Algebra 1, 2, 3, Geometry, Calculus, and Trigonometry ; none of those where Advanced Placement or college prep classes. This was at our local crappy public school, nothing to be very proud of.  We have lots of wealthier neighboring towns with public schools that resemble private institutions (and property taxes that match!). Can't imagine what their students are learning.
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Re: Racing in jeopody
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2009, 06:12:43 am »
It's somewhat of a choice.  Since moving to the US we've always been very careful about staying within good school areas (Waukesha in wi and Gurnee in il).  Spending more on taxes is a better deal than paying for private schools.  Plus the larger public schools have much more resources.  Tasha will finish her undergrad 1-2 semesters ahead (notwithstanding the double major) because of AP classes @ Warren.  Alex has been doing engineering in "projet lead the way" every year of HS and will graduate with engineering credits.
I haven't even considered moves to place like Tx, Fl, La etc.. in most of those states, private schools are a must. when our youngest graduates HS, my wife and I will move to a tent in summer and a cave in winter to escape taxes and help our kids thru university.
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