My son is very interested to do the driver's ed program. We would love to see him do this as well. However, the 300 that is required, immediately, is just not a do-able. Is there no thought to the economic stress that people dealing with right now? Plus, my son is more of "hands-on" learner then just sit-down and read a book. This would be the best way for him to learn. Does anybody know the answer to this and if so what needs to be done?
Depending on what state you live in, you may be able to use an online drivers ed course. These courses feature interactive, computer-based curricula that includes video, text, and activities that will keep your son involved (rather than requiring that he simply sit down and read). Best of all, an online course may cost only half of what you are talking for price, and can sometimes be paid for in installments (here I am referring specifically to the teen driver ed course at defensivedriving.com, which I will list as a resource below).
The most important thing to remember in choosing an online drivers ed course is to make sure that it is approved in your state. Every state has different laws about driving and licensing, so confirm that a course is state-approved before putting down your money.