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June 29, 2007

Is Anyone Even Listening to Me?

Namely my husband!

I've talked about my frustration with our school district before, the bus privatization, how much I dislike the principal.

Did you know they haven't had a mil increase since the 1970's? Oh yes! All these big, beautiful, new homes going up, and we're essentially paying 1970's era school taxes.

No wonder the area is becoming more populated!

Well, there was a school board meeting last night that I regrettably did not attend; I would have had to have taken the kids, and now that I hear the news from last night's meeting I'm darn glad I didn't go!

But the debate about homeschooling the younglings has come up, again, and once again Husband is rolling his eyes and telling me to calm down, that I do this every year because I talk to other moms.

I'm sorry, but this district is, essentially, squeezing our collective lemons to try to get this levy passed. After the 2007-2008 school year one of the middle schools will be closed and all those kids will be sent to the elementary school that Son (and soon Daughter) attend.

Now, I ask you, would you want your elementary aged children around a bunch of 13-14 year old bastard teenagers?

And I've met some of these teens....some of them are real characters.

And it isn't only that. This district is so concerned with saving a buck that they could give a crap about the children.

So yes, I am giving serious thought to homeschooling my kids. I feel like I'm on a slowly sinking ship with this district, and pretty soon the water is going to be up to my nose.

Folks, I ain't Kate Winslet!

And, what the hell, here is the article about last night's board meeting.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 05:15 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Lots of people home-school around here, for one of two reasons, one is to provide a religious-based education. Two is to give their kids more than the FL education system, one of the sorriest in the nation. Private schools are hugely popular here too, there are tons of them, both large and small. I think all of these really say something about the state of education in this area.

Posted by: junebee at July 1, 2007 07:24 PM