They believe more students should attend neighborhood schools. But what happens when it’s their child?
From The Washington Post – April 13, 2019. Perry Stein
The looming decision is one that for so many people transcends the politics and values they so devoutly hold: Where will his eighth-grade daughter, Malia, attend high school in the fall?
Will she go to the selective public high school she was accepted to along with hundreds of other high-achieving children? Or will she attend Eastern Senior High, the traditional public high school blocks from her home, a school with an International Baccalaureate (IB) program and robust extracurricular activities — but low scores on standardized tests?
The angst is compounded for Weedon, who is one of the city’s most passionate boosters of neighborhood schools. Eastern would seem like the natural choice. But when it comes to his daughter — when it comes to anyone making a decision about their own child — everything is more complicated.