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  •  Great first diary (6+ / 0-)

    Good luck with the new job. I'm sure you'll be missed and pretty darn sure your experience will be sorely missed.

    We have one child, who is in private school, and it is a situation I never would have guessed we would choose. There are good reasons (health reasons) why we went that direction with her but - I have to say - her neighborhood friends who attend the public school tell me that they hate school. (3rd grade - mind you!). When I ask them why? To a child, they tell me they hate the tests. My response has been to commiserate with them and tell them to get used to it. It's not going anywhere anytime soon!

     I've also heard private school parents use it as an excuse for their decision to avoid pubilc schools and whether that's true or not I cannot say. At this point, it does seem to be a valid point no matter what side of the issue you land on.

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