|average taxpayer is helping to pay for public schools through their taxes. Because ts is already being done, does the taxpayer also want to pay for an additional tuition? If money is not an issue, the family must look at the admission rates. Whereas public school is open to all, many private schools have specific admission requirements. Adding|
Trainer or Cleaner John is the owner of a gym with approximately five trainers on s payroll. Only a few of those trainers are considered full-time employees. Chris, one of these full-time personal trainers, is well liked by s clients and he consistently has a full schedule. Between clients and even before ts gym opens, Chris tries to make sure the gym is clean. He washes down equipment, cleans bathrooms, and ensures the general appearance of magazine baskets looks good. As a full-time trainer; however, Chris has s hands full and after months of pitcng in and working to keep the gym clean, he’s frustrated. He discovers s boss, John, no longer cleans because he assumes Chris will. Chris feels taken advantage of and wants John to recognize s role as a trainer first. He also wants John to consider the extra work cleaning involves. He is arguing for a raise or at least, special compensation for the cleaning should he continue it. For now, though, he is “on strike” from cleaning. He presents s findings to John who is not yet ready to compromise. Buying a Car Mark and Sally are a young, married couple considering the purchase of a new car. Mark feels s 10-year-old, four-door sedan is still working fine and there is no need to spend more money. Sally, who is 5 months pregnant, believes that the couple should invest in sometng newer and safer for their future cldren. Sally argues that the new car will be an investment for the future. Mark agrees to look but wants Sally to agree to lease a car first. Sally wants to invest in the future and argues that the long-term cost of a new vecle will be less than leasing. She also argues that a lease will keep the couple from selling the vecle should it not meet the family’s needs. Based on these factors, Sally wants to purchase a nice roomy van with automatic doors and extra safety features. Mark; however, eyes a new jeep that would accommodate a baby without giving up s young, carefree style. Though Mark is anxious to have the car of s dreams, he also knows that money is a factor. Mark and Sally have much to discuss to ensure they make the right purchase. Consider the factors that will help them make a decision as you address the questions in the assignment. Buying a Home Versus Renting an Apartment In today’s economy, the risk of home ownersp can be considered too much for the average buyer; however, several reasons exist to choose a home over a rental. First, homeowners are allowed to deduct mortgage interest from their income taxes. A future sale of the house can also result in capital gains. Then, because interest rates are at, what is often labeled, an storic low, buyers can borrow money at a lower cost. Ts also leads to a lower money payment. Aside from the financial advantages, buying a home can lead to freedom from the rules that plague apartment renters. Decorating a house, landscaping the lawn, and making changes are all possibilities. Privacy is also a factor, as homeowners do not have to worry about sharing common space with neighbors. Finally, the purchase of a home leads to a feeling of permanence. Homeowners do not need to worry about rental agreements or lease issues. Public Versus Private School Continual debates exist over whether to send a cld to public or private school. Many issues are involved leading to perhaps a more difficult decision than first envisioned. Factors begin with the cost of tuition. The average taxpayer is helping to pay for public schools through their taxes. Because ts is already being done, does the taxpayer also want to pay for an additional tuition? If money is not an issue, the family must look at the admission rates. Whereas public school is open to all, many private schools have specific admission requirements. Adding to ts is the right of that private school to be selective with the enrollment and even, the expelling of students. Class size is certainly a factor. At a private school, the student will have more opportunity to engage the teacher and have learning individualized. Safety, location, and overall privacy are other benefits to private school education. In terms of education itself, because private schools are not tied to the government, they are not required to offer special education to those who may need it. Public schools not only offer ts special education, they also make available special programs, academic and health-related programs and also, a free or reduced lunch program. Finally, when looking at the debate, the student must be considered. How will he or she feel about the choice? Will the student be comfortable in the chosen environment?