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The Day the Middle Class Died

June 8th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  3 Comments

Via the New York Times:

“There’s no family that gets through private school without an SAT tutor,” said Sandy Bass, the mother of two former Riverdale students and the founder of the newsletter Private School Insider. “Increasingly, it’s impossible to get through private school without at least one subject tutor.”

And by tutor, she means someone who is paid: “$750 to $1,500 each week this school year for 100-minute sessions on Liberal Studies, a total of about $35,000 — just shy of Riverdale’s $38,800 tuition.”

Ugh.


Responses

  1. Tim says:

    June 8th, 2011at 2:17 pm(#)

    But it’s totally a superior education to public school. Totally.

  2. karen says:

    June 8th, 2011at 10:26 pm(#)

    Our kids are hooped.

    or are they …

  3. Carly says:

    June 9th, 2011at 12:18 pm(#)

    I hope the sheep, um, struggling parents keep giving all their money to tutors.

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