Still, Dayana said she wouldn’t necessarily recommend at transfer to all students at a public school.New Jersey:
“I think it depends on the person,” she said. “I really want to succeed in life. Some people should stay in a public school, though. If they were able to come to a private school, maybe that would change for them, but there are some kids that really just don’t care about their education.”
“I’m surrounded by students who want to learn and succeed, who aren’t fighting and cursing and talking back to the teacher,” he said. “Now I have to study. I’m in an environment that can help me succeed. And I want other kids to have this so they can succeed.”Wisconsin:
"At my old school, the environment I was in was the same outside the school and inside the school," says Destiny, dressed in Hope's tie-and-jacket uniform, her braids pulled back with a headband. "Here, the school's in a bad neighborhood, but the environment in the school is really loving."Washington, D.C.:
I grew up in the District and attended D.C. public schools. Jerlisa started off the same way. We enrolled her at Gibbs Elementary School for kindergarten, and as the years went by she started to fall behind. There was so much going on around the school and in the classroom. Every morning, I walked with her to school, and every afternoon I waited outside the school gates to walk her home again. She got teased for that, but I was worried about the drug dealers, addicts and bullies in the neighborhood. I didn’t have any other choice. I had to make sure she was safe.Texas:
For Robinson’s sons, the decision was based on atmosphere. On the first day, they said they easily could pick out which students were in gangs.
They saw a female student curse at the principal in the cafeteria, and they didn’t feel enthusiasm from teachers."School choice" may be somewhat about the quality of instruction. But it is also undoubtedly about your child's fellow students.
This is, by the way, a perfectly valid concern. We could have a serious, mature conversation about this, if we're willing to be honest.