Education for most people around the world is not free.
It actually costs money – and a lot of it.
I’m not going to delve into the numbers too much (as they vary according to country and grade level), however picture this for a moment…
The cost of raising a child alone (form birth to age 17) is approximately $182,857.
17% of that is child education = $31,085.69. If education costs money, it becomes an expense – and essentially schools become a business, and a business’ responsibility is to cater to the bottom line – profit.
Education = Expense
Schools = Business
Education = Profit
In today’s consolidating economy, people are getting paid less to do more, yet the cost of education continues to rise at an average rate of 6% annually.
If a parent’s income suffers in any way, they’re forced to make a very tough decision – one that may force them to pull their child out Read more…