To elaborate on my last post, our school district isn't bad. It is average. When we first moved here, everyone raved about the school district (which made me really happy). However, when I actually looked up their test scores, the elementary and middle school scored average across the board. Which isn't bad. It is not awesomely great either, but it is not bad. But because I want my kids to get an excellent education, I started looking into some of the private schools in the area. I encountered several problems. First, they are all religious. Second, private schools are not required to give the same tests as public schools, so how do you know which schools have the best academic program? And third, they are all expensive. The first school I looked at listed tuition as $3,000 per year for a Catholic student (which seems reasonable) and $6,000 per year for non-Catholic students (which is just ridiculous). Would it be okay to lie and say that we are Catholic? In addition to this confusion, I have my husband constantly whispering in my ear about home schooling. But as I discussed yesterday, I have my doubts about home schooling too.
I am confused. I have too many options on the table, and I can't seem to eliminate any of them from the running. I guess I have been leaning toward the homeschooling route, because I respect my husband's opinions. And if he is willing to support our family with one income so that I can stay home to teach our children, how can I say no? "Oh honey, I know that I have a degree in teaching and that we can afford for me to stay home to teach the children, but I prefer to let other people do these silly things. Thanks, but I don't want to spend my day teaching our children." I just can't seem to refuse him. We have talked about socialization, and he insists that our kids will not be socially awkward, because they will be active in extra curricular activities and sports. But I have my doubts.
Gah. Okay, I am going to stop thinking about this right now. I am going to give myself a panic attack.