Private Schools For Your Children For Less Than $850 a Year Tuition

Written by Joel Turtel

Joel Turtel, author of "Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children," says busy working parents can give their kids a quality, low-cost, private-school education at home usingrepparttar Internet.

Turtel says, "Internet private schools take most ofrepparttar 144029 burden off parents' backs.”

Millions of desperate parents today are appalled atrepparttar 144030 inferior education public schools give their kids, but think they have no where else to go.

Many parents believe thatrepparttar 144031 only alternative to public schools is either a Catholic or Protestant-affiliated school or expensive non-religious private school. The problem is that even Catholic schools now charge an average tuition between $3000 to $4000 a year. Non-religious private schools can charge between $7000 to over $14,000 a year.

Millions of low and middle-income parents simply cannot afford this tuition, so they think they are stuck with public schools.

Turtel says there’s another way. Now parents can give their kids an excellent private-school education through Internet schools that cater to K-12th grade students.

Many Internet private schools have low tuition costs, from as low as $350 a year to $2000 or more a year. Many schools charge less than $850 a year.

For example,repparttar 144032 Clonlara School currently charges about $750 forrepparttar 144033 2005-06 school year for a new student in kindergarten through 8th grade studies. Children get a thorough education in Reading, Math, History, and many other subjects inrepparttar 144034 curriculum, andrepparttar 144035 school assigns a personal teacher to each child.

Literacy And Your Child -- Your Child's Life Can Be Ruined If They Can't Read Well

Written by Joel Turtel

It may seem obvious to many people why literacy is so important in our technologically advanced society. However, many parents may not fully realizerepparttar emotional pain and life-long damage illiteracy can cause their children. Literacy,repparttar 144028 ability to read well, isrepparttar 144029 foundation of children’s education.

If children can’t read well, every subject they try to learn will frustrate them. If they can’t read math, history, or science textbooks, if they stumble overrepparttar 144030 words, they will soon give up reading out of frustration. Asking children who are poor readers to study these subjects is like asking them to climb a rope with one arm.

Kids learn to read in their most formative years, which is why reading can profoundly affect their self-esteem. When children learn to read, they also start learning how to think abstractly, because words convey ideas and relationships between ideas. How well they read therefore affects children’s feelings about their ability to learn. This in turn affects how kids feel about themselves generally whether a child thinks he or she is stupid or bright. Children who struggle with reading often blame themselves and feel ashamed of themselves.

As Donald L. Nathanson, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College noted: “First reading itself, and thenrepparttar 144031 whole education process, becomes so imbued with, stuffed with, amplified, magnified by shame that children can develop an aversion to everything that is education."

Often, poor readers will struggle just to graduate from high school. They can lose general confidence in themselves, and thereforerepparttar 144032 confidence to try for college or pursue a career. Their job opportunities can dry up. Their poor reading skills and low self-confidence can strangle their ability to earn money. They can struggle financially their whole lives. If they marry and have children, they can struggle even more.

Life for illiterate adults can easily degenerate into misery, poverty, failure, and hopelessness. According to a 1992 study byrepparttar 144033 National Institute for Literacy, “43 % of Americans withrepparttar 144034 lowest literacy skills live in poverty and 70 % have no job or a part-time job. Only 5% of Americans with strong literacy skills live in poverty.”

As Dr. Grover Whitehurst, Assistant Secretary ofrepparttar 144035 U.S. Department of Education, said, “Reading is absolutely fundamental. It’s almost trite to say that. But in our society,repparttar 144036 inability to be fluent consigns children to failure in school and consigns adults torepparttar 144037 lowest strata of job and life opportunities.”

Byrepparttar 144038 1850s, before we had compulsory, government-controlled public schools, child and adult literacy rates averaged over 90 percent, making illiteracy rates less than 10 percent. By 1850, literacy rates in Massachusetts and other New England States, for both men and women, was close to 97 percent. This was before Massachusetts createdrepparttar 144039 first compulsory public-school system in America in 1852. What is literacy like in our public schools today?

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