My son is doing fantastic. He is well above his grade level in math and reading, but far from bored and really exploring things and issues I never thought about in kindergarten!
‘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.
Despite the official rules surrounding the Volunteer Transfer Program (VTP) working like a lottery, the process itself is somewhat arbitrary and haphazard, putting the power to accept students in the hands of individual schools.
I named this blog “Search” instead of “Choice” for a reason. To many, probably most Philadelphia families out there, school choice is an illusion.
I’ve heard the anecdotes left and right, including a few first hand accounts. In my optimistic outlook on this process, I assumed that this didn’t happen often. Well, boom goes the dynamite!