Lots of local folks like to heap abuse on the public schools, but one popular educational alternative—private schools—are not exactly affordable for many of those same folks.
This year's tuition at Tulsa private schools is higher than ever, with some local schools raising tuition as much as $800, the Tulsa World reported recently. Top rates the Tulsa's most elite private high school, Holland Hall, come in at a whopping $17,300.
Sure, some Tulsa private schools are much cheaper. But private school education—avoiding all those unwashed commoners—is still gonna cost you. Even the bargain basement private schools, like Wright Christian, cost somewhere north of $4,000.
Pay those fees every year for twelve years and, well, do the math.
Meanwhile, the state of Oklahoma is underfunding the public schools (again), with some officials claiming that money is not the solution.
Meanwhile, as noted above, the private schools keep raising their rates.