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    I look to my sons future as he entered school this year. If there was a better private school I could afford he would be there.
    Our local public school rests firmly at the top of the bottom 1/3rd of schools in the state.
    I pay my taxes, I pay my school taxes and I pay my property taxes. I worked 836 hours of overtime last year and so far this year I have worked 679 hours of overtime - banking cash for college school and college.
    I bust my ass to be a liberal lemming. If parents were parents I wouldn't be hoping my body can last another 7 years of working and saving so my son doesn't have to go to public school.

    you can't remain neutral on a moving train

    by rmfcjr on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:53:50 AM PDT

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      That judgmental pendulum swings both ways there, diarist .
      I went to a Catholic School in an urban environment. Yeah, the public school produced the likes of Joey Merlino , of course my school produced his henchmen.
      You spent all your money on your house ? How about I swing and do some judging. Some obviously uppity snot wants to feel hip and have all her friends buy into her crap. It is just like people who lay claim to musicians selling out.
      Had you vested your money wisely you would have the money for private school. I grew up in a hard neighborhood , which means exactly nothing. It means some kids saw a kid going to school dressed up and made the mistake of thinking they were going to take advantage of a kid not wanting to ruin clothes dad worked hard for.
      If I could afford 50K a year for PreK and grade school I would pay it in a minute, and anyone who says they wouldn't is an unfit parent. Why would you not set up your kid with every opportunity possible ?
      I look at my parents-they wanted better for me. I want the same for my child as does my wife. Now, she can talk about poor-she wasn't raised American poor, she was raised developing country poor. She dropped out of school in the 8th grade because her parents couldn't afford the uniform .
      What should I tell her ? yeah, I am working all this overtime and saving every penny for what ? So our son can end up like who ? Me ? WHY WOULD I WANT THAT?
      I want my child to eclipse my every success not 'end up' where I have. The best way to assure that is to give him the best education I can afford and try to be the best parent I can be next to his tiger mom.
      Your inability to budget your money properly doesn't mean the rest of us have to send our kids to public school if we work enough to afford better

      you can't remain neutral on a moving train

      by rmfcjr on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 12:59:43 PM PDT

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