I have learned that for many of my readers, policy is an important factor in school choice. It makes sense–if you do not support the charter movement, sending your child to a charter isn’t exactly consistent behavior. The problem for most of you who are like me is that there are not a lot of impartial resources out there to help you form an intelligent opinion.
For what reasons do parents make alternative school choices for child number two?
Ever since I started this blog, people see me as some sort of school expert and thus are keenly interested in my personal school choice. This blog was never about that.
When ultimately a choice is made, it makes sense that a parent wants reassurance that they have made the right one. Influencing a friend or neighbor to make the same school choice is a validation.
The easiest thing to find when evaluating a school is the schools performance on standardized tests. How much weight should you put on those scores in your school decision?