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Response to mzteris (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:35 AM

5. Yes - I agree with your first point

 

Currently - I think it is more that people choose HS for the environment rather than the academics. At least it was for all those in my family who opted for HS.

The bigger issue in the near future - unless the challenges you mention in your third paragraph are addressed in public schools, parents will eventually look elsewhere for quality. And someone is going to provide that option. It will be in the forms of charters, public/private partnerships, or there will actually be a huge increase in homeschooling.

What will happen is that the "haves" - the people that can afford the time to homeschool (or some other option) will do it, and the situation at schools will get worse. Because the people that really care about education will have pulled their kids out.

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