VOUCHERS, CHARTERS, MAGNETS OH MY!
The conversation about school choice is not new but has heated up recently due to the recent elections. The basic idea is that rather than only having the choice of your neighborhood school, you have a choice to go to any school you want including private schools and in some cases the government will give you vouchers to help offset the cost. There are obvious pros and cons to this system and some widely held myths. Time Magazine breaks it down and debunks the myths.
While only a handful of states have the voucher system in place, your state likely offers Charter schools already which is also a type of choice available outside of your districted public school.
Regardless of what side of the national school choice debate you fall on, finding the right fit for the education of your children is so personal (just ask Nikole Hannah-Jones) and sometimes stressful. If you are looking for help, Picky Parent Guide does a wonderful job of providing tools and resources to make your decision making so much easier!
ARE YOU RAISING A GUTSY GIRL?
Be careful! Watch where you are going! Don’t do that! You’re going to hurt yourself! Take it easy! These are phrases that get a lot of use around our daughters. Our sons? Well, that’s how boys are! Whether we would like to admit it or not, we have been raised with some gender stereotypes which we subconsciously believe in and may pass on to our daughters.
Christina Paul, one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco in 1989, has 10 awesome tips you can start using right away to unlearn those behaviors and encourage our daughters (and ourselves) be more adventurous!