In the late 1980s, schooling was not about affordability. There was just no choice. Just some years after the Khmer Rouge regime, being able to go to a public school, about five minutes walk from home, was a luxury.
Back then, unofficial playgrounds were everywhere. As a kid, I could spend most of the time outdoor with other kids in my neighborhood.
Fast forward to 2015. Public schools are publicly known for providing lower, if not poor, quality than private ones. There are many choices when going through the long list of private schools. It’s about affordability.
These days, kids are very protected for safety and security reasons. Increasingly, kids spend time in their homes playing games on their iPad.