Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rising tuition prices

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:

$32,250.

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.

ex.oh.ex.oh
Miss Couturable
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