It seems like public school taxes increase every year, but does the quality of a public education improve as well? The Saratoga Academy is dedicated to providing a quality education that fosters the strengths of every student with their personalized approach. Answer a trivia question after learning more about their commitment to their students to earn 500 points.
Parents are certainly aware of how much they are being required to contribute in taxes to their local public school district. Are they aware of what they are or are not getting in return? Are children are receiving the type of attention that they deserve from the school in return for those tax dollars.
Last month parents from the Capital Region went to their local school districts to vote on their budget. Everyone saw that the tax levies went up and the cost of educating their children went up. Schools spend on average $17,000 per child. Parents should evaluate and ask themselves; “what are they really getting for their money”? While costs are going up, programs are being cut, students are being packed into smaller classrooms with more kids and higher student/teacher ratios with a focus on test scores.
The region’s independent school could provide parents exactly the type of individual attention that parents want for their children. Independent schools, not to be confused with parochial schools, are independently financed and governed and are renowned for their focus on instruction and individual attention. Independent schools typically offer very large classrooms with low student/teacher ratios. The instruction is geared toward the individual student and not solely to test performance and as a result overall student achievement is at an advanced level.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the approximate amount of money are schools spending per pupil? (answer numerically)