Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 9/27/12.
I was talking to a female friend of mine who happens to be an atheist last week, and she was telling me about how she attended a church in NYC just to get into the good books of the head of admissions at the preschool she wanted her son to attend, who also happened to be a member of that church. Ultimately, her kid didn't make the cut. We laughed about it, of course, but it shows the lengths to which some parents will go to give their kid a leg up in life.
So I guess it stands to reason that some parents think it makes sense to spend $43,000 a year for high school. Yup, you read that right. 43 GRAND. A year. As in $200,000 for a high school diploma.
Predictably, 47 of the 50 most expensive high schools in America are located in the Northeast, with the three outliers located in California. And I think it's important to note that the quoted tuition figures do not include room and board; it's just straight tuition. So what exactly are you walking away with (aside from a high school diploma and a bunch of Marc Ecko gear) after your folks cough up two hundred grand?