School Preferences: Public vs Private
Just a couple days ago, OPB was airing a story about how students seem to be disappearing from public schools and moving to private education. I've always liked to think that no matter what, I would send my children to public school, unless it was detrimental to their health or well-being. Of course my eldest is still a pre-schooler so I don't know for sure until the time comes what will be the right choice for our family. One local mama, Laura, asks this question:
We have a year to decide where our child will go to school. We are debating on whether to send him to Portland Public Schools (we're not impressed), private school (expensive) or move (flee) to the burbs. Any thoughts?
For us, our neighborhood is non-negotiable. We love where we live and it is our community. So for now, we are planning on sending our child to PPS. How about you? Have you thought this through, and what decision works best for your family?