I didn't read it all in detail.
I'm struggling with this one, beacuse I use someone elses address, so my dd can attend the school she does.
WElcome to the group hotlips!!
I think that what we have to work on is underperforming schools and the reasons for them.
This is why I have mixed emotions on the whole thing. I too believe that honesty is the best policy. I did try that tact. My daughter is also on her second year of being on a waiting list, for two different charters schools, and I'm filling out the paperwork for the third year, so she can keep her place on that list. I had never actually planned to have children, so, no, considering the schools, wasn't on my radar, when I bought, 16 years ago. Selling and moving, isn't really an option right now either, because , we also house business equipment on our property.
There is also a little bit of blindly following authority that I have to question in this situation. Should I teach my child that one should blindly follow authority, even when authority isn't representing her best interest, simply because it's authority? Of course, I want her to be law abidng and do the right thing, but sometimes, the right thing is questionable. It's the whole "Well behaved women seldom make history." If we all just blindly followed authority, the integration of schools would have never happened, Title lV would have never happened. Maybe, if enough people bail on these bad schools, like rats from sinking ships, that will bring change.
You know, in spite of me requesting the interdistrict transfer, meeting with the school superintendant, and being told "No. No. No." NOBODY has made an effort in two years, from our district, to find out where my child IS. They wouldn't give me permission to send her to another district, but show no concern that she never showed up for school in theirs. Go figure.