Choosing the right school for your children
As parents you want the very best for your child and that includes a quality education. Many years ago that would have been easier said than done but today with the vast array of options one has to wonder what is defined as a “Quality Education”. There are the standard public schools, Magnet school, academic school, charter, private, semi private, and career-centered school. Each boasting a different claim to its quality of service.
eHow.com says a quality education provides a safe, nurturing environment that fosters the proper development of young children geared towards their particular needs and abilities. Christine Thompson a mother of 2 school age children said “When looking for schools I try to imagine the worst case scenario and that determines if I will select the school or not. If I can’t see my child being harmed, the classrooms are small in child to teacher ration, the facilities are clean, and the curriculum is challenging I see that as a school giving my child a quality education”. When asked why she chose the schools she did for her children her reply was simply because it had a challenging curriculum, a music and art program with extra activities outside of the classroom. Ms. Thompson’s children attend charter schools in Stuart, FL.
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Muktar Raqib an elementary school teacher in Washington, DC suggested more teachers get involved with their students success across the board not just in your particular classroom. “The success of a child falls on the teachers ability to teach each child no matter their learning curve,” said Mr. Raqib. The quality of the education relies heavily on the relationship of the teachers with the students said Mr. Raqib.
“Some parents don’t have a real choice in choosing the best school for their children. Economically a lot of people can’t afford the nice private school and the charter school are too far to travel if no school busses come into your neighborhood so you are stuck with the local school down the street no matter how bad or good it may be” said Ms. Thompson. “In some of the more urban schools the students don’t get the new books their air conditioner is never working and the staff walk around with attitudes not realizing the students pick up on the fact that they are either not wanted or not cared for enough for their administration to fight for them to have equal rights to quality updated books etc.… said Mr. Raqib.
courtesy of: mn2020hindsight.org
Quality education for each person may be different but the bottom line is that all students deserve the same level of education and have certified professional teachers who love what they do. A happy teacher makes for happy students.
“I am just happy I was able to send my children to schools where their education comes first and their teachers are invested in their future,” said Ms. Thompson as she dropped her children off to school.