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public schools [Jul. 6th, 2006|12:29 pm]
St. Louis Momma's (or Momma's to be)

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How do you feel about the state of the St. Louis Public School System? Have you or would you consider moving out of the city in hopes of giving your child/children a better education?
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From: pissychrisi
2006-07-14 05:01 pm (UTC)
I feel that most public schools are a mess. Superintendent Williams has done a lot of things that I feel will make the public school system better, but there is still a lot of changes to be made. For one, parents need to get more involved. Mandatory volunteering or something for a few hours a year.

My son is going on his 5th year at Mullanphy ILC. I've heard about how bad the public schools are for years, and I do agree somewhat, however, I am shocked at how pleased I've been with Mullanphy. I think the staff makes a school, and Mullanphy has great teachers and a principal that communicate. I would NEVER move out of the city to give my son a better education, I feel that he is being challanged, and is very happy where he is. He is thriving at Mullanphy, and is in the gifted program. His last report card for 3rd grade had 14 subject, including gifted, and he got 9 4's and 5 3's. The subject matter in gifted is challanging for him, and he is doing a lot of work above his grade level. I went to private Lutheran schools K-12, and I feel he is learning more, retaining it, and is also learning diversity, which is very important to me. We have had a few little problems, as with any school, it isn't perfect there, but the staff will work with you. My parents have offered to pay for private school, and I declined it. I feel that he is very fortunate to be attending Mullanphy, and I don't think he could get a better education at a private school.
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[User Picture]From: beautifullymade
2006-07-14 07:11 pm (UTC)
Can I quote you for an article i'm writing on this subject? if so, i would need your full name. you can send it to madebeautifully@hotmail.com if you decide to do so. thanks!!
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From: ummnahili
2009-01-01 12:03 am (UTC)
I am now a resident of St. Louis county and live in a super crappy school district. I now drive 30 minutes to west county for private school for my first grader. But my hubby has informed me that we will not be able to send the kids to private school next year. My son will be in kg next year and that would mean we would be paying $800 per month instead of the $400 we are paying now. So, I'm pretty much at a loss. I am pretty much at a loss.
My saving grace may either be magnet school in the city or charter school in the city. I have placed my kids into the lottery for both. If you're wondering how I could send my kids to school in the city..we own some properties in the city and even though we don't reside there, we still pay taxes so I think, ethically, it is ok. T
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From: ummnahili
2009-01-01 12:06 am (UTC)
Sorry, I cut myself off. I do feel that the state of the schools in the city and in many of the municipalities are not so good. It seems to me that a kid that lives in Clayton or Chesterfield will get a grade A education and a kid that lives in jennings or Normandy not gonna fare as well. It is sad.
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