Does the Community School Model Speak to You?
Talk about the issue reigns supreme as the start of school approaches.
It's a known fact that many parents with the means to look elsewhere are skeptical about the neighborhood public schools in their areas of Philadelphia.
But a Philly.com article from Wednesday profiles a family that chose to send its son to E.M. Stanton School in Center City, even though he could have gone to the more prestigious Independence Charter School.
We probed this issue in our "School Decisions" series from last year. Choosing a school is an anxiety-ridden and often paralyzing process for city parents, who sometimes weigh moving to the suburbs because of the School District of Philadelphia's relatively poor reputation.
Do you share similar anxieties? How do you feel about the family sending its son to Stanton—are they doing the right thing?
Let us know in the comments and vote in our poll.