We've hit a snag in our homeschooling plans.
Lily wants to go to school. Like, really REALLY wants to go to school. And honestly, I think she'd totally dig it.
So now I'm back to square one trying to figure out where she'll go next year. Kindergarten isn't compulsory in California so I know I could just skip it, but she wants to go and is willing to forsake all parental contact to do it. The public schools in our area suck. Not just a little bit, but like really, horribly bad suck. And I have a fundamental issues with sending my child to a school that costs more than my whole college career and surrounds her with a bunch of entitled children and their parents. So that leaves charter schools, which I think may be the ticket.
If she can get in, of course.
They mostly work on a lottery basis so you either get in or you don't. Then you need to do the interview thing to make sure everyone is a good match. That makes me a little crazy. How can they tell if your kid will thrive in their school in a five minute interview? Or is it the parents they're really checking out? And is it a little pretentious or is it just good common sense? OR is it for me to figure out if I like the school well enough for my kid? I donno. Who put me in charge, anyway?
Where do your kids go to school? How do you feel about the state of Education in the US? If you're not in the US, how do things work where you are?