|The system is too far gone to be repaired imo, we need to do away with them entirely and start from scratch. Go back to one room classrooms,charter schools, montesori and yes, homeschooling. I dont see public schools as a waste of my tax money, I see it as something much worse, because my tax dollars are funding bullying, sexual harrassement, drugs, teen pregnancies, etc. and basically the warehousing of children. All they are being taught is how to knuckle under and survive as a cog in the system. EVery individual child and society as a whole would be much better served if every childs individual talents and interests were nurtured, encouraged and supported.
That's a gross exageration. What may be the experience of some is definitely not the experience of all or even the majority.
I have children in k, 1st, 6th and 8th and do not at all feel as if all they are being taught is to knuckle under and survive. Up until this yr they've all been in regular public school. They have not only thrived but flourished. It is the job of us as parents to make up for whatever they may be lacking.
|Some magnet schools are very hard to get into. The parents may be trying. It's often not just a matter of "choosing".
Exactly, my daughter was on a charter school waiting list for 4 yrs before she got accepted and at that point we said nevermind.
My 1st grader actually just got accepted into a charter school today after being in school for 5 or so weeks and he's been on the list since the end of last year.
eta: and as to the original point of this post, I agree, some of the school fees can be crazy. However, I would feel like a royal heel if I had to deny my kids something that they wanted to participate in.