You Tell Me

I have an opinion I don’t want to share at the moment because I’d rather hear your thoughts. Consider this post an interview of you, and this is the only question:

Does a private school have the right to require its employees to enroll their children there?

Your comments are much appreciated. A lot. For real. I promise not to argue with them.

Yet.

6 Replies to “You Tell Me”

  1. I know that it’s a common practice but I don’t think it should ever be a requirement and actually, I think that all employees should have free enrollment if they choose to send their kids there, which would be an awesome perk. I’m trying to think back if that was the case at CBS.

    Steph

  2. Well, do they have a *right* to? Sure, just like they have the right to tell you what you have to wear to work, or to tell you that you can’t go to movies in your free time, or to tell you that you have to attend the church that sponsors the school, or whatever else they think up.

    Is it a good idea? I’d say no, largely because most private schools aren’t able to offer services broad enough to encompass all children. If you have a special-needs child, for instance, a private school is unlikely to be able to receive what they need in a private school. This would create undue hardship for some employees.

    If children are required to attend, the school should also ensure that they are compensating employees enough for them to afford the tuition. In some cases that’s free tuition; in other cases, employees’ children get a discount and the employees are paid more. It’s particularly bad form if private schools are paying a pittance and then also expecting employees to shell out big bucks to pay for their kids to go to the school.

  3. I would like to say no….But, I am wondering if they do, is the tuition is paid for?

    But, at the same time, we should be able to send our kids where we want to…or should we? Our town of residence kind of limits where we can send our kids. But, then there is a charter school…or a church school…

    I like the idea of school choice, ideally. And I work in a public school, but I believe I might be strung up if I were to enroll my child in a charter school…

  4. PS: that would be similar to telling employees of a University/College that their child would be required to attend said college/university. That just doesn’t happen. The employees tend to get a tuition discount, but otherwise are not required.

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