Your kids' education always comes first? Well congratulations, you get Mother of the Year. Do you honestly think that 99% of us don't think the exact same thing or have you cornered that market? If you're tired of hearing how great XYZ school is, then stop reading those threads. People ask for opinions, and people give them. That is the beauty of a forum.boffenl wrote:I guess I'm too young for the St. Elmo's Fire jab (I had to Google it to even know if was supposed to be a jab). Not sure what exactly about my post is so mean spirited? Except to say if I have to hear how great XYZ school is again on another thread I may vomit.
My experience is obviously very different than yours MHB--and my kids education ALWAYS come first. I did say that you've got to visit the schools FIRST. There is no use looking at your finances and jumping at the first school you can afford. That is NOT the way.
But to each her own.
People who pay top dollar for their child's education aren't all consumed with what the 'cool' crowd is doing, or listening to 'crap' or making choices based on a 'herd' mentality ~ or do so for the bragging rights alone. I would imagine they are trying to do what is in the best interest of their children. Some find the "the level of instruction and "feel" of the school" at XYZ to match their family's educational philosophies. Good for them.
It's wrong to assume you know their motivations, just as it would be wrong to assume people who send their kids to local schools are all kiasu skin flints.
Your assumption of bad intentions is what is tiring and mean-spririted, not your unfailing support of local schools. I think if you stop assuming our situations are so different you'll see that like most people, we're all just trying our best to do the right thing by our children.
And what good is visiting the school if there is no way your child can attend? Sounds like visiting the pound when you can't bring home a puppy.