Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wanted: Guest bloggers

Visitor comments are the heart and soul of The SF K Files. The strong opinions, heartfelt outbursts, and even the snarky attacks bring the site alive. Many of the comments are incredibly intelligent, emotional, honest, funny, sweet. I'd like to highlight some of the voices on the site. I'm inviting visitors to submit posts and I will feature them as guest bloggers.

I'm looking for well-written essays of about 450 words that tell a tale, reveal a personal reflection, or offer an informed perspective on a specific issue. Posts should be about education or San Francisco schools—uniforms, immersion, homeschooling, SFUSD enrollment process, all topics welcome. I'm open to strong opinions, but I expect featured guest bloggers to be thoughtful and sensitive to everyone's feelings. I see these as being similar to the personal commentaries on NPR.

You can submit your guest blog posts to Please include Guest Blogger in the subject line.


  1. I am a Southern Cal mom, but I happened upon your blog while searching for info while navigating the same process. I have twin girls with a late April birthday. We enrolled them in a private school here. They passed the entrance exam and were accepted in. During our first teacher conference the teacher expressed concern and suggested we hold them back. I took them out of that school last November (08)and will now be enrolling them in our public school Kindergarten this fall at 6, almost 6 1/2. I feel like the private school did not know what to do when my girls were behind the others. Now I have girls that I'm afraid will be much older and bigger than the other kids. Will they be bored? In later grades will the feel odd by being so old or will it help them? There is no right answer when parents are trying to decide, you just have to remember every child and every school is different. I'm glad I found your blog, have you decided what to do? Perhaps I should start and So Cal blog of the same subject. There is so much debate and concern over the issue that I thought would never involve me having April birthdays. Best of luck to everyone.

  2. to 3:34: Kindergarten isn't mandatory, so you could enter your girls into public 1st grade instead if you like. good luck with whatever you decide!