My 2 high schoolers are in a rotten charter school. I posted about it at the beginning of the year. Nothing has gotten better and it has been decided 100% that they will not be there next year. The academics are the main problem. Supposedly, the school actually did order textbooks, but here it is, end of March and those books are still not in. The academics are seriously behind. Everyone seems to be on a remedial track, even though none of the courses are listed this and not everyone needs a remedial track. For example, algebra 2 (which both my children are in) lasts two years. I don't think even the regular public schools do that.
The teachers will still assign assignments, but they will be pages out of a textbook that they ran off, without running off the explanations on how to do them. So, the students are expected to google the problems to learn how to do them and solve the problems. No one we know is staying at the school next year. Everyone is pretty unhappy. At least, of the people we know.
My daughter is begging to switch back to the private school she went to last year for the remainder of the year. The learning there is individualized so they will just start the kids at where they need to be. Fine. There are 10.5 weeks left at the charter school (which is a public school) and really all public schools. But there are 8.5 weeks left at the private school. I stopped by and visited the school today and spoke with the principal who would be thrilled to have us back. My daughter is currently earning straight high A's. My son is flunking 2 classes and getting a 70 in one of them. Below a 70 is flunking. The classes he is flunking are the ones without textbooks.
But the problem is, dh might be losing his job soon. We have plenty of money saved up to last several months before we run out of savings. I feel like we have always been broke and never do anything for ourselves. Literally, I wear yuckly ole looking clothes because I just do not spend money on myself. Both of the teens do fencing several times a week. My daughter has private viola lessons and is in an orchestra. Now she wants a new viola.
I don't know if I am just being selfish, but I just do not want to pour thousands of dollars in to switching to a private school for the last 2 months of the school year. It will be $2000. My daughter is begging to. I cannot help but feel that just because we have the money in savings does not mean that money is meant to be spent. We are finally getting ahead financially. DH was told yesterday that his position at work is being dissolved and he is not sure if he can get in to a different position. So whether or not he will have a job in a month is at question. We have enough money saved to last 6 months if dh is laid off. If we really are tight with money and nothing happens over the next year, we could potentially stretch it a year. That is if no one gets a cavity or needs shoes and we are tight on the toilet paper kind of tight on money. What do you think? Would you just tell her it is 2 months of her life, stick it out? She is not being bullied so it is nothing like that. (she had been bullied and sexually harassed and stalked and threatened at the regular public school so we did have to pull her out then).
Thanks in advance for your help!