Although my kids are grown and moved away, I still feel tied to the high schools in my city.
Nothing is a better predictor of success than a good education, and I believe in educating everyone as much as possible.
I believe in both public schools and private schools, as different students and families have different needs. Some kids thrive in public schools while others suffer and struggle in that environment where the masses are served by government bureaucracies. The thing about private schools is that they are expensive for parents. That is not just because they have to pay for tuition and everything else, but also because parents pay for the public schools in addition to the private school their kids attend. That is part of living in our society; in addition, everything a private school has or does does not get funding from the state. When the public high school in our town needed to get athletic field construction, it was simply added to the budget. When the parochial school wanted new fields, the athletic field construction had to be paid for with money they could somehow figure out how to raise. Thus began years worth of fundraising. I donated several times to the athletic field construction even though my kids are gone. I bought cookies at bake sales that benefitted the athletic field construction. I purchased t-shirts that benefitted the athletic field construction. I went on social media and made pleas for donations to the athletic field construction. I purchased a banner with my company name on it that would be hung on the fence surrounding the athletic field construction site. There was constant emphasis on it, but soon it will become a reality.