Cost of daycare vs. public school

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Cost of daycare vs. public school
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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 11:13am
It seems like a number of people SAH until the children are school age and then return to work. If the cost of public education were the same as that of daycare, do you think more people would continue to SAH to homeschool?
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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 11:36am

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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 11:50am

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I think that is really optimistic. I'd bet 50% of people would do exactly this, and the other 50% would end up getting some sort of subsidy because they failed to plan. The net effect would likely just be an added public school tax that only the middle class and higher would have to pay!

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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 12:30pm
Possibly among people who sah because they can't afford childcare. I sah when my kids were little for other reasons, so I wouldn't homeschool. But I think under your scenario, you'd find that a lot of part-timers like me would have to work ft. There would also be a lot more private schools. It would be a disaster for the "public" schools, and I would worry about the kids who were only being homeschooled because their parents couldn't afford public school.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 01-28-2009 - 3:50pm
thankfully,public education is a fundamental right..dc is not or should "not" be.

 

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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 4:45pm
Oh yeah, I'd be up a creek without a paddle if there was no public education! But of course, it wasn't always a fundamental right, and people did have to choose whether they could afford to have their children professionally educated. And frankly I do think that there should be some sort of government subsidized childcare, because I loathe the idea of a U.S. citizen working 40-50 hours a week still being below the poverty line because of childcare costs.
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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 5:47pm

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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 6:10pm
The same thing happened to my grandma.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 01-28-2009 - 6:22pm

you're talking about a time even before my dad's generation.

 

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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 10:46pm

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Yeah, I know -- I was talking about long, long, long ago. And? How does that negate my statement that a free education wasn't always considered a right?

We'll have to disagree about Head Start. It is a program specifically meant to assist the poor and disadvantaged. The outcomes (regarding education, health, and legal behaviors) for qualifying children in the program are better than the outcomes of qualifying children who are not in the program.

Public education, OTOH, encompasses many socioeconomic levels, which is why I agree with you on disliking NCLB. I would rather have NCLB than NO free public education whatsoever, though. The middle class would completely disappear because all you would have are the people who earn enough money to have their children educated at great personal cost, and the people who don't earn enough money and may or may not have the time, resources, or personal education to educate their children themselves (putting them at an EXTREME disadvantage compared to the other children's future earning prospects).

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 8:53am

why would you prefer a free or subsidized d/c program but not school system?

 

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