- Posted November 15, 2010 by
new york, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The search for good schools
Mission Impossible * The RIGHT school *
- katie, CNN iReport producer
This is one of the most timely of assignments for me & my family! Next Fall my daughter will go to a new school. She is in the last grade at her current elementary school.
Finding the right school in NYC is truly a NIGHTMARE!
Many factors are taken into the decision of choosing the right school for a child (academic, social, class size, etc.).
We have applied to a few private schools. We are not saying they are better for every child, but they are better for our child.
But here's the catch...
Private Schools in NYC cost $36,000 USD a Year! Yes, $36,000 & it will go up annually!!!
My child will probably go to the generic, sterile, government run middle school because we can't afford this "better" education for her. There is a huge difference between "want" & "can".
Unfortunately, proper education is not a given right in this country, it is a privilege!!
It is similar to Health Insurance, you get what you can afford. That is, IF you can afford it.
It's a very sad time in America.