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  •  this is the challenge for urban and (7+ / 0-)

    suburban liberals.  we want the public schools to work, we want all children to do well, but when it comes to our own, sometimes what the public system has to offer just isn't good enough, and when our own are falling through the cracks, we have to make a different decision.

    We've made the decision away from public schools, and I've been flogged by people here on the great orange for it, and yet, and yet, my kids only get ONE chance for a great education.  (and we didn't choose a Christian private school)

    In Washington state, there was this big committee including the governor on down who created a big old blueprint for how to make our schools better...it's a 15 year plan (or something like that).  So if my kid was in, say 5th grade when that comes out, what are the chances he'll be impacted by it?

    We moved to Washington from Michigan, and the expectations for kids in the schools here, compared to what we came from, were laughable.  I've sat in on meetings where teachers say they don't have enough time to teach science and social studies in elementary school...and guess what, I live in a district that is halfway between Boeing and Microsoft...and the elementary teacher doesn't have time to teach science?  

    I could go on.  In fact I have written a diary about how hard the decision to leave public school was.  Find it here.

    HOw far should we go to sacrifice our own kids' education on the altar of social justice??

    If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

    by k8dd8d on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:30:05 PM PDT

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