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An Easy Way to Calculate the Rising Cost of Schooling

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In a recent blog post, I lamented the fact that school districts, including my home school district of Wellesley Massachusetts  are not telling people how much they are charging the taxpayer for each and every student in their schools.  If they wanted easy access to the information, they need to go to

My post fetched a response from a dedicated group of young people raising money to give children in Uganda a chance to go to school.  Apart from the worthy cause, they tell you a good deal about the rising cost of education.

Go to

They ask you to state the year of your birth, the state in which you went to school, and whether you went to public or private school, then they will tell you how much it cost to provide you with an education in grades 1 through 7.

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