Dang, What She Said About Public Schools!
For some time now, I've been thinking about posting about the fact that I am in favor of sending my children to public school. Because I won't do the topic half as much justice as this well-written piece, here's what some mamas had to say In Defense of Neighborhood Schools. I echo their sentiments. Oftentimes my husband and I will land on the discussion of education, and without hesitation I advocate for sending my sons to a neighborhood school, the very school that Leslie refers to in her piece.
Community is such a beautiful thing, and it's one of the reasons why I we haven't considered moving to another city, or even to another neighborhood even though our family is quickly outgrowing our house. Both my husband and I share this vision of letting our sons walk or bike to our neighborhood school. We see our sons surrounded by a great support network of families which also happen to be our neighbors and friends. Should we need a last-minute babysitter or someone to pinch hit for us, we could call on our neighbors to step in. We see the value in developing deep meaningful friendships that begins at an early age, and can be so easy when your best friend lives within such close proximity. The fate of public schools can only improve with strong support of the community and sending your kids to your neighborhood school. Both my husband and I are products of public education, and we turned out just fine.