Thirty years ago, when I was a young parent and the local public school wasn’t working for my children, my husband and I were able to work more hours to pay for private school tuition. We wouldn’t be able to do that today because school tuitions, property taxes (mostly for schools), and cost of living in general, are now so much higher that we could not afford to pay for private school and pay our taxes. This is the situation my children are in now as they raise their children. Children deserve schools that best meet their needs. Parents deserve to choose what schools those are.