Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Microcosm that Tells a Much Bigger Story

So I was talking with a neighbor the other night and between who we know there are about 20 teachers who live in our neighborhood. An average of about 3 per street! That maybe the highest per capita percentage in the country, well at least the municipality. Yet most of the people in our working class, community & environmentally minded neighborhood, do not send their kids to the public school they can all walk to. They send them to charter schools. The majority of the kids that go to that school are bused from a nearby trailer park and those who walk from "the other side of the neighborhood." Might this say something about the state of education and the class discrepancy in this school system, a microcosm of the broader picture?