I would say this: a reasonable budget that you ought to be able to follow very safely would be about 1/3 of what a private school costs. That might even be extravagant in some ways. Check in your area and figure out what private schools cost, and use 1/3 of that as a budget. I think you're going to find that to be a pretty nice focusing strategy for you. It makes your budget reasonable, but keeps it efficient.
Yes: if it's helpful, cheers for them, and helps them support other families. It might offer you some valuable material that will help you be protected in case of some legal issues. It’ll probably give you a little more information that you can pass on to other people—so, sure, if you want to join it.
The other answer would be No. If you're in Texas like us, we were quite protected, legally, and never ran into any problems.
There are three simple things to keep in mind.
Number 1: Whatever approach or philosophy you take, does it make sense? Can you articulate it? Does your schooling philosophy make sense
I'm going to tell you off the bat: you cannot cover everything with the proliferation of knowledge available right now. There's no way to do it. If you try to compete with the school system, you'll kill yourself because they have