Like many parents out there, I feel like I have a dilemma as to where I should send my children to school: should I buy a one way ticket to the poor house by putting them in a private institution or should I take the chance and put them in a local public school that is currently plagued with budget and extra-cirriculum activity cuts?
The third option of course would be to homeschool my kids, but I have them at home full-time right now and can’t wait until the day they start pre-school so I’d finally be able to go to the bathroom without having an audience watching me. You know what I mean.
Anyway, while it’s pretty obvious that many celebrities either send their kids to private schools or go the homeschooling route, there are actually some out there that have enough trust in their local public school system to send their kids there instead. Take Madonna for example. Yeah, she’s got $200 million attached to her name, but she sends her eldest daughter, Lourdes, to a public high school in New York City which I applaud her tremendously for. Sure, Madonna might get a lot of flack for wearing fishnets and hot pants on stage at her age, but let’s not forget: this woman is one of the smartest cookies in the entertainment business and her sending Lourdes to a public school just goes to show how much she values a normal upbringing for her kids. Kudos to her for doing so, too.
Check out our gallery of some celebrity parents who also send their kids to public schools throughout the country. You’d be surprised to see who made it on the list.
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