Schools: Do Parents Want ‘Good’ or More ‘Choice’?

  The American public-school system is one of the pillars of our democracy,  funded by taxpayers—state, local and, for the past 15 years, federal governments. The money is allocated according to the number of children in each district that it is mandated to educate. Thus, each child enrolled in a public school is worth an […]

My Vision for Public Education

  With so much divisiveness in this country, and the lack of respect for our cultural pluralism: I envision a day when public education becomes the true equalizer that it is supposed to be for all who enroll their children into a system designed to prepare them for life, college and career success. Educators will […]

Boomerang Kids Who DROP OUT of College: What’s Next?

 Telephone  conversation: Kid:          “Mom, Dad! I’m coming home!” Parents:     “What, for Spring or Winter Recess?” Kid:        “I’m dropping out. I’ve quit school!” As parents, this is YOUR child talking to you, and you’re in a state of shock and in absolute disbelief. How could he or she? After all the money we had saved, already spent and still […]

Parents, Prepare to Begin the New School Year NOW

Parents, if you have school-aged children and you already know the school that they will attend for the upcoming  year, then you can begin preparing both your child and yourself  now-before the 1st day of school. There are things to be done, besides shopping for new clothes and school supplies in order to be ready for that […]