Why Education Reform Can’t Wait
There’s a sad post today on the Missouri Parents for Public Schools blog:
My children are the most important things to me. Therefore, the education of my children is incredibly important to me. […]
Unfortunately, I am unable to pay for my school of choice and have been forced to send them to the public schools in the St. Louis School District. Where and when I grew up, the public schools were pretty good. Now, the schools I send my boys to have been unaccredited, which really did not surprise me. I am trying to make the best choices for my boys. However, I am currently standing in front of a brick wall. I cannot seem to get them transferred out to better schools. I hope this is taken care of quickly.
When we debate the pros and cons of hypothetical future reforms, it’s important to remember that there are real people in the district trying to find a better education for their kids right now.
Maybe these boys will be able to attend one of the charter schools that are now in the works.