This article, about hiring in-house teachers, appears to be a diss of home education, but I'm ignoring the slam.(Consider the snooty source.) It's merely an example of another highly successful private education model that takes place in the home. Sure, the well-to-do have always been able to afford pricey helpers to educate their offspring, but so what? There are many not-wealthy folks that would love to receive $70-110 an hour teaching one-three students in a comfortable, quiet home.
I know an Oklahoma mom of five - devout Catholic, political conservative - who has employed a full-time tutor for several years to help her homeschool her children. The tutor - who was hired right after she graduated (with honors) from Christendom College with a degree in classics - earns a very decent salary and has a wonderful relationship with the family. Win-win? Yup.