There's an article in today's NY Times about home schooling with private tutors.
In what is an elite tweak on home schooling — and a throwback to the gilded days of education by governess or tutor — growing numbers of families are choosing the ultimate in private school: hiring teachers to educate their children in their own homes.
Surprisingly, it doesn't cost much more to have private teachers than it does to send your children to a top private school.
The cost for such teachers generally runs $70 to $110 an hour. And depending on how many hours a teacher works, and how many teachers are involved, the price can equal or surpass tuition in the upper echelon of private schools in New York City or Los Angeles, where $30,000 a year is not unheard of.
One wonders why private school tuition costs so much money. After the teacher's salary and cost of the school building, where else does the money go?
Why is this the most emailed article in today's edition? Is it because people are shocked at the luxuries the rich can afford? Or is it because the typical NY Times reader is in the position to hire his own private teacher for his children.