The Chestnut Hill Local last week featured a front page article on the Jenks lawn sign campaign that I wrote about in October.
I’ve written about JS Jenks, my catchment school, extensively. Now another local blog, Chestnut Hill Patch, is getting into the act.
When I entered into the process of identifying a school for my kid, I considered diversity a primary characteristic of the school that I hoped to identify. However, in my experiences visiting schools and hearing your public (and private) comments on this blog, I realized that I have to change my expectations of diversity.
My local catchment school Jenks isn’t the only Philadelphia public school with parents pushing to make it more of a neighborhood school. Bache-Martin is doing the same thing. While Jenks has included prospective parent’s teas and distributed lawn signs in their efforts to spread the word. The “Neighborhood Parents for Bache-Martin” organization has
Last week I visited two schools which lacked diversity at opposite extremes.