Having and raising children sometimes seems to be such a huge challenge; when you add in how you are going to educate your children the challenge continues to grow. My husband and I researched for over a year before we decided to start our children with a charter school. The decision by all means was not made lightly on either of our behalves. One thing that we had both agreed upon was that these are our children and we are going to take control of their lives to make a positive impact in their education. The education they currently receive in the charter school we attend is amazing. They have daily class connect sessions that link teachers and students live. All textbook work comes with a written teacher’s manual and is easy to navigate. Online support for textbooks is also available. Our involvement in their education is one on one daily contact with the teachers and other technical support staff when needed.
Here are a few of the main reasons why we have chosen to use a charter school to educate our children:
1. The public school two of our children attended did not have the resources to spend extra time that they needed for education. Our oldest does not pick things up as quickly as what is considered “normal” and unfortunately there were no options available for after school or summer school tutoring.
2. In public school our oldest had previously attended they were not allowed to bring textbooks home every night because they did not have enough books for all of the children in the class.
Bullying is about having power over their victims and it is a persistent act of aggression from one person to the other (Baumeister & Bushman, 2014).
3. Bullying is another reason we decided to begin using a charter school. Even though our public school had a “zero tolerance policy” for acts of bullying, it seemed like our youngest had a new story five nights a week about certain things happening to her.
The bottom line is our charter school allows us to take control of our children’s education and social situations. They have the resources available for 24/7 technical and textbook support. The textbooks they get to keep are amazing compared to what we have experienced prior. They connect online with other students in closely monitored class connect sessions. We are all happy at this point in time, that is what matters. Life is so short; live, laugh, love, and learn as much as possible.
If interested in what we have experienced in charter schools you can copy/paste the following link: http://www.k12.com/
Baumeister, R. & Bushman, B., (2014) Social psychology and human nature. (3rd ed.) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning