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Originally Posted by newmainer
I am intrested in other mother's opinions of whether they feel the daily school experience is more valuable (for lack of a better term) than being able to provide other experiences in the family, if one is going to supersede the other.
Originally Posted by EFmom
I guess I'm not all that interested in my kids going to school in a "magical environment." I'm interested in them getting a good, solid education that will provide them the tools they need to do well in college and in life. I have relatives who have sacrificed a great deal to send their kids to very exclusive and expensive private schools, and at the end of the day, I don't see how it was worth it.
I'm very committed to providing a college education for our children. I do not want them to start out their lives tens of thousands of dollars in debt. We won't pay full freight at Princeton, but they will be able to go to our excellent state university system and be debt-free, while being able to concentrate on their studies, rather than trying to balance a bunch of part-time jobs at the same time. Dh's and my parents both did this for us, and we consider it to be by far the best gift they could have given us.
That's what is important to us. There is no way I could be saving for college and paying private school tuition at once.
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