I wonder if the average citizen really understands just how cost-efficient homeschooling is?
Back when I was homeschooling all four of my kids, the most I ever spent in a year for “school” was probably $1500, and that was when my two older kids took high school by correspondence.
That was a while back, but I have a hard time imagining someone today even spending $1000 per child to homeschool them. The thing is, educating a child costs far more in time than in resources, and we moms don’t invoice for that time.
As for resources, a Bible, a public library and some good museums are really all you need. The rest is gravy.
And there’s plenty of gravy in the public schools. Get a load of this, from today’s Wall Street Journal:
The state now spends roughly $13,000 per public-school student in Chicago, but the money has done little to reverse a dismal high school graduation rate of 51%.
Holy cow! For $13K annually per child, most homeschool parents could homeschool their children through graduation, and pay off the mortgage early with the money left over.