I apologize David. Dumping on urban schools was never my intent. It’s just that since I’m a suburban person with first-hand knowledge (and since this is the suburbs thread) I was compelled to point out that the notion of excellent suburban schools isn’t mythology, as some here might be led to believe.David Greene wrote:That's great! Just don't go dumping on urban schools when you don't understand the context.
It’s also clearer than ever to me that a school isn’t just teachers in a building with a budget and a curriculum - it’s the entire community. You can have lots of money, great teachers and a great administration, but if your community has a lot of disfunction, your schools will suck. Conversely if your community is heavily involved and supportive, your schools will thrive.