Perhaps an appropriate topic might be whether there are any neighborhood schools that people are rallying around. If enough parents on the playground decide that they're all going in to their assigned school, they seem to stand a fairly good chance of having a major demographic effect on the Kindergarten class and all subsequent classes. Are there schools where the parent buzz is 'let's all go and shift the school?' I've heard of some mom's making 'pinky promises' that they'll all go together. Are there other examples? There are certainly enough San Francisco elementary schools in neighborhoods with a strong middle class where the middle class doesn't currently send their kids there. Is it possible that the new assignment system will change that?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Hot topic: Up-and-coming neighborhood schools
This from a reader: