For those parents who are involved in making their educational choices, this is the essential thing.
First, what is the big idea, what is the pedagogical concept?
And secondly, how will you know if this is actually being accomplished?
If you gave a bundle of cash to an investment broker, you should know, first, what he was going to do with it.
You should also know, secondly, what means you were going to use to determine whether or not his prospectus had delivered on the promises made.
And if this is the way it is with mere cash, how much more with your kids?