Your house isn’t burining so are you happy paying for the fire department? You don’t have someone robbing your home so are you happy paying for the poliece officers? What about the DOT? Do you only want to pay to have your road salted and plowed?
Well, I’m sure for some people the answer is a yes.
You belong to a society. It isn’t about YOU and it isn’t about your kids. EVERYONE shares the cost of education…even the elderly, the young and the infertile. My 70-year-old neighbor never had any kids and she pays for the schools.
Whether you like it or not, every child deserves an education. Even children who don’t have the luxury of a SAHP or for a parent to work part-time. Even children who only have one active parent in their life who needs to work. Even children whose parents cannot fund the level of educational expertise they need. The only way to ensure every child gets an education regardless of parental ability to pay is if all of society pitches in. If you want to go above and beyond, great. Just because you choose not to use that resource, dosn’t mean you can stop paying it. If that was the case then things like the library, the VFW, fire, cops, DPW and others would not be paid for, either. It’s very selfish and short-sighted to demand that you not pay taxes on education just because you’re not using them.