The Downside to Charter School
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #34
Many of my recent posts appear in support of charter schools but to be honest, I'm on the fence about it. It is a lot of work on the parent and the child, and they are learning in a vacuum, not to mention the lack of social interaction. It is hard to navigate all the different requirements, assignments, due dates, systems that you need to be proficient with to be successful.
We haven't committed one way or the other but my hope is that Chandler goes back to public school next year. He misses his friends, he misses the activities he was a part of and I miss my sanity.
I don't regret our charter school experience, in fact I would do it all over again because I think Chandler was forced to learn a new set of skills. Now he has a much better understanding of the importance of doing his homework, and he has figured out how to be resourceful and self-sufficient. I think with the new skills being a charter school has taught him will serve him well going back to brick and mortar public school.