“In America, what you earn depends largely on your success in school. Unfortunately, your success in school depends largely on what your parents earn. It’s an intergenerational Catch 22 that’s at the heart of modern poverty.” Almost half of public school students are now low income.

+ Are private schools worth it? The students have higher test scores. But that could be because of the income levels of their parents, not the schools.

+ You need equipment. You need uniforms. You often need to pay for coaches and private leagues. You need to transport your kid to far away games. You need free time in the afternoon and on weekends. The costs of participating in competitive youth sports are pricing a large percentage of kids out of the market.