Just in case you’re new, here’s all of the previously hashed issues over where Jacket should go to school (assuming that I even have any influence in the end). Public vs. Private (“rich”) schools, Gifted & Talented programs vs. Charter Schools, there’s another but I’m not finding it now.
The only option I’m set on ruling out is the public school in Jacket’s district. All other options are fair game and a TON of work in NYC. I’m lucky to know a lot of public school and private school counselors and teachers (and IEP evaluators and psychologists with kids in school in nyc) and every single one of them say without hesitation to AVOID PUBLIC SCHOOL AT ALL COST and that where Jacket attends will make or break her future. My older, wiser, mother-of-3, clinical supervisor at work is more concerned about keeping Jacket out of public schools than I even am.
It sounds like there are a lot more choices in public school when it comes to middle and high school, and I almost forgot (!) I once had a stint directing a scholarship competition (if it still exists, I highly recommend it) for public high schools in nyc and I was impressed with a lot of the teachers and students. It’s just elementary school that I’m stressed about. I’m not sure if avoiding private schools will mitigate the class/race issues that she will inevitably face, or if that’s even the solution. I’m still trying to figure it out.
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- electrickitten said: You may have to pick your battles. Just getting Mom to send J to school consistently seems a bit tough. Maybe Public for Pre-K/K then private from 1st/2nd onward. J can speak up for herself by then & ask to go to school.
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