As I have wrestled with the question of my son’s enrollment at a low-performing public school, I have come to a conclusion: why shouldn’t he? But maybe it would be helpful to clarify how our family ended up here.
A year and a half ago, my husband and I moved our tribe of six to the city from the suburbs. In the “burbs,” going to a neighborhood school means high-test scores. In general, it means involved parents packing higher ed degrees.