I DID put my kids in private school. And at far less than 50% less of that proscribed "cost". And they received a FAR better education. There's something fearfully wrong with our whole shooting match public school system. I really wish they would throw the whole thing down a black hole and begin again. It is absolutely ridiculous the taxpayer money thrown at the education department in this country and our scores go lower and lower, our kids are more poorly educated than ever before, falling behind many other countries. We are being dumbed down generation by generation by our own government and worse, at OUR COST!