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Tuition Based Holyoke Schools Is it time?

December 22, 2008

More and more, Education costs are rising, while state funding is declining, the same bureaucratic system fails a large percent of our youth in Holyoke.
Regarded as an under-performing school system, A consulting agency has been given millions of dollars to improve the public school system and admittingly said we are no better off now than we were before.
Overseen by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability This state agency has ceased all operations. Nice huh?

So now lets move to title, I think we need to move to a Tuition Based School System, giving parents more of a ‘Stake’ in their childs education. Would you or I do nothing as your child failed in class if we invested thousands of dollars in their education?
Would you or I sit by while School Administrators destroyed the basic foundations of teaching, encouragement and mentoring young minds into becoming great minds?
Would you or I sit by and do nothing when school officials are charged with sexual harrasment and the city paying settlements.
The list goes on and on. We just wouldn’t take it, we would make sure we got our money’s worth not only out of the school system, but also out of our children.

And for reference, Chicago has a tuition based Preschool for roughly $8500 per year, and Vancouver Washington has a tuition based Kindergarten for $2900 per year.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2008 9:09 pm

    It seems to me that the only difference between a Tuition Based School System and the one that’s in place now is that with a TBSS you’d get a receipt.

  2. holyokenow permalink*
    December 22, 2008 9:54 pm

    Not really. School is funded by state and local tax revenues, some people don’t pay taxes

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