Originally Posted by ShoshTrvls
What about Kindergarten how exactly should those kids be screened to make the 'academic cut'? We've applied to Meredith, McCall, Greenfield, (already found out we are 246 on the waiting list for Independence), Christopher Columbus, and I'm pretty sure a few more charters because I don't feel that our local school George Washington School is a safe or educational environment. I would love to find out differently but on numerous occasions of contacting the school we were told there are no tours and we cannot observe a class.
If it comes to having to pay for private/parochial school in addition to my commuting costs and wage taxes then it is most likely a more fiscally sound option for us to move to Northern New Jersey which we don't really want to do ...
The Public School System as it currently stands does not work in the majority of cases. What is our current ranking in the world in regards to math and science or even reading comprehension? We have been moving the deck chairs around for quite some time and the iceberg keeps looming. I think that vouchers may be a way to incentivize public schools to actually start performing.
There are many fine public schools but are they available to ALL of those who would meet the academic cut?
"I'm stuck in New Jersey
I don't expect too much
If the world ended today
I would adjust"