‘Choice’ is a term that makes my blood boil when you have a special son like mine, cause it only existent to the extent you want to play roulette with your child’s education. I played.
I never looked at the huge negative of not choosing a neighborhood school–an extra commute.
I named this blog “Search” instead of “Choice” for a reason. To many, probably most Philadelphia families out there, school choice is an illusion.
The Notebook just published a riveting interview with a teacher who freely admits that she helped students cheat on the PSSAs.
Public, private or charter is an important question, especially when you fold in policy issues like school vouchers. But regardless of your opinion on these political issues, the most important factor for most of us is identifying the best environment for our kids to learn.