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    matching mole, gramofsam1, treesrock

    St. Mary's IS a good school. I wouldn't send my girls there, but it's a good school, and the students do make important connections there that will serve them later in life, if you want the sort of life those connections are useful for.

    One of my daughters has decided to stay home for high school, the other has decided she'll go to public high school (probably Cleveland, our neighborhood school), though she's not due for another three years and might change her mind. Either way is okay with us as long as it's an affirmative choice and they follow through with learning. Both have been homeschooled since birth.

    Every school bond that comes up, we vote for it. We support public school. It's just not the best fit for all kids. My daughters are not in a bubble; they know all kinds of people and get along with lots of different age groups. The oldest has two professional internships in her field already, and she's 15. I get accused of not hovering enough, if you ask my mom.

    There's nothing new in parents wanting their kids to go to the best schools possible. Private schools did not suddenly pop up fully formed out of nowhere. What this diary primarily tells me is your friends have money. Mine don't, which is why I probably don't hear this talk myself.

    (Little known fact: You can homeschool and still be lower-middle class or working class--or even poor. It's not expensive in and of itself. In our case, I can't work outside the home, so I'm home with the girls and we scrape by as best we can on what I can make from here and my husband's salary. Often leads to interesting times.)

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