Date of Award

Spring 2008

Document Type



Sociology and Anthropology


Choosing a school is an important decision that all parents are forced to make for their children . It is interesting to observe parents who have strong beliefs in the importance of public education and yet choose to send their children to elite private schools . There are many dual career couples that face the issue of providing care for their children , while maintaining their demanding work life . With the limited affordable , quality options that are available , it is no surprise that they are have discovered that choosing elite private schools serves as a practical alternative to traditional forms of child care.