On the August "Start a new post" Anonymous wrote:
"Has anyone else pulled their kid/kids from PPS and feels guilty about it? I believe high achieving kids can get a good education in PPS, and most public schools.
My kid does not deal with the disruption, yelling and stress well. We decided to put him in a private school, for middle school. We hope to get him enrolled again in high school in PPS.
I have not given up on the schools, but I had to make the choice based on my kid. I feel guilty because I am very pro public schools.
I do know a lot of high performing kids fleeing the district, I never thought we would be one of them.
This was a hard decision for moral and financial reasons.
Can PPS woo us back in a few years?
I am uncertain, only one board member, Mr. Brentely speaks up, and attempts to hold the "employee" Mr. Roosevelt accountable. I commend his efforts even though we do not live in his district.
Btw, we live in one of the most "desirable" feeder patterns in the city, and we are still uncomfortable. This is not based on test scores, it is more of a safety, teacher/principal switching (RISE), lack of stability that pushed us over.
Is anyone else in this situation?"