In HS I learned that to be frum it means that one keep three specific mitzvohs
3- teharas hamishpacha
and that is all it takes.
Recently at work I had a conversation with a frummy about pesach seders. One guy mentioned how he is willing to listen to his children's divrei Torah, because since he pays so much for tuition, he feels he's owed the pages of "wisdom." The other guy, who has a young child (not yet of school age) said "HA, I'm so not into these seders, I'm going to send the kid to public school, why waste money on tuition?"
Granted the guy was just talking (after-all he is a frummy), but seriously, what would be wrong if he actually MEANT it?
Now is a time of economic difficulty. A lot of the main idiots who've been willing to be relied on for so long have lost all their money, and the tuition payers are either losing their jobs, or cutting back on expenses (which leaves little for donations to the schools). So, why NOT send the kids to public school?
Think about it:
cost of yeshiva for the many children that shoulda been avoided by the KOSHER pill- ALOT of $$$
cost of public school and then a rebbe tutor as an "after school activity" - WAY less.
Now, the problem with public school is the environment.
Assuming a person with half a brain doesn't really want their kid in a frummy environment, I've got an idea.
1- public schools (for elementary) are mostly based on zoning. So, since all frummies pretty much live on-top of each other, if they all send their kid to the local public school, they'd have the perfect mix. They'd have a lot of frummies YET they'd also have enough diversity to prevent either extreme from causing the kids to go to either extreme (kollel or druggy).
2- Public school is FREEEEEEE, and has better education than the average frummy school.
3- our OTD rate is kinda high, so really, how much worse could it be if we send our kids to Public School? Heck, the parents may actually be FORCED to parent if they do so. (hahaa, imagine parents NOT relying on the rebbeim for discipline and education, whatever will they do?)
hahahahahahha....frum parent's actually parenting and not relying on the mechanchim of the schools...hahahhahahhaa...the frum kids will end up undernurished and completely dysfunctional...hahaha...oh wait...they already are.