High prices don't usually raise my heart rate, but this morning I checked out my high school's tuition for the 2008-2009 school year:
I'm not going to debate the qualities of private school education versus the qualities of public school education -- or anything related to that because I've had a phenomenal education so far and I'm very lucky and blessed to have parents who are willing and able to fund my education in such a way. I do know that my high school has provided me with many opportunities that I would not have attained if I attended public school, but I also believe that success comes from yourself and making the most of what you have -- being proactive, in other words.
That said, I'm just really appalled (but perhaps I shouldn't be?) that in a time of recession, my tuition dollars have risen from around $25,000 to more than $32,000 in just three or so years. I shudder to think of the tuition when my little sister is high-school aged.
This is just one of the reasons why I owe my dear parents the world.