I know this would be a contentious topic, but I wonder how some of the private school parents are viewing the disastrous budget cuts and the SFUSD teacher and parent efforts to address the cuts and try and improve the situation. It felt odd to march down Valencia Street on March 4th with the kids at Friends looking curiously at our group through the metal fence.
I am sure it feels safe to have your kid in a school not facing budget cuts but how about beyond that? Do private school parents hearing about the crisis facing the public schools feel the urge to come out in support, to donate money, to move their kid to a public school so they can bring their resources with them? What do they tell their children who hear about all the problems facing the schools that kids who may be their friends and family attend?
It is a little different than hearing about kids with money problems on another continent or in another country--these are the kids in our city, our community. I would like to read some good things here from private school parents, because right now a part of me feels just sick about the divide just growing and growing between rich and poor.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Hot topic: How are private school parents feeling about public school budget cuts?
This from a reader:
Labels: Public vs. private
Posted by Kate