Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sorry Cindy, SOC's Are NOT "Misunderstood"

  
Greece schools of choice are misunderstood

This is in response to the lady who wrote "Schools of choice costly, unnecessary" (June 18 letter): As a mother of two children who attend a school of choice, I can tell you they are not unnecessary, and we do, in fact, take responsibility for our choices. And they each do offer a specific program at each school.

I am tired of people putting down the schools of choice simply because their child didn't get in, or they chose their sector school.

I have no problem driving my children. And, yes, my sector school was not good enough for my children. My children have friends in our neighborhood who do not go to our school.

Next time you decide to put down a school of choice, know what you are talking about.

CINDY SADOWSKI (D&C Editorial)

SCATS ~~ The level of ignorance displayed on this topic by lottery "winners" is stunning!  
   

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just sent my response off to the paper! These SOC parents are so stupid. Really not good enough for your kids? Why is it good enough for mine? I cannot believe someone actually wrote that....

Anonymous said...

"sector school" ??? Is that the new name that school of choice parents are calling the neighborhood schools to make them seem less homey ? Sounds like what the liberals call heterosexual couples that have their own children..."breeders" Take something lovely and family-like and change it to the clinical "sector school".
And how does Cindy know that the other writer tried in the lottery? And what was there about Cindy's "sector school" that wasn't acceptable for her offspring?
Duffern is part of Longridge-Barnard and Apollo and Olympia. Which was not suitable and for what "academic" reasons?

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to a letter cindy offered in reply to a person that said there were problems in city schools. She said no matter where a parent sends a child it is the parent that makes the difference and the child can learn anywhere. Anywhere I guess if it is a school of choice and not your neighborhood school.
http://www.victorpost.com/opinion/x1224666964/Letter-Look-to-parents-for-kids-who-are-struggling

SCATS said...

To 12:12PM ~~ Let's NOT engage in name-calling, please ;)

To 12:32PM ~~ Thanks for sharing the link. I especially enjoyed her closing remarks: "I have a child in the Greece Central school system, and no one was there to hand me a dime to fill both of my children’s lists. So stop whining about how awful you have it, dust yourself off and have some pride. And Mr. Wachs, how about writing about the struggles of all children and not just focusing on city kids for once!"

She actually has the audacity to say she worries about the "struggles of all children" then shows us that's not the case in today's editorial where she raves about her wonderful prize, an SOC win for her 2 kids. That's so typical of these helicopter parent types.

Anonymous said...

It's 12:12, sorry, I really did mean to talk about their rationalizations and not them in particular. I just get so annoyed. Mea culpa!

Anonymous said...

Cindy you are not misunderstood. It is clear once you win the lottery you have no concern or invesent in the schools that are in your immediate neighborhood. I too have children in the Apollo attendance area and next year I will have a 6th grader there. She will be successful because we support her in her education. Would I want apollo to be like OA, sure the size is wonderful. There is nothing magical about OA. If all the parents that support learning and eduction continue to flee the neighborhood schools for what is perceived as utopia your immediate cmunity schools will continue to suffer and thus your property values. SOC is a cost that we can no longer afford. Far beyond the monetary expense is that of those that are left behind in what you said are unacceptable schools and are Denied the same quality education that you chose elsewhere. It is a system that is divisive and not equitable. We are a community and the educational experience in Greece should be equal for EvEry student that walks through the doors. All families are unique the one constant should be the educational environment and experience being offered. You are not misunderstood, SOC parents are heard you don't want SOC changed even I'd it comes at the educational, social and emotional expense of the majority of the students in Greece central. Shannon

Anonymous said...

Misunderstood? I think Cindy, with this letter and her previous one, has made it perfectly clear what SOC are all about. sad and creepy...

Anonymous said...

ARROGANCE ABOUNDS! That says it all.

Anonymous said...

To 2:06.... You said your child will do fine at Apollo because you as a parent will support your child. But then you go on to say SOC hurts the kids who don't attend a SOC. Also I wonder how much this is costing to keep rehashing about what to do with SOC? All the meetings, studies et cetra.

SCATS said...

To 5:16PM ~~ What cost are you asking about? The cost in terms of the poorer education non-SOC kids are stuck with? Or the cost in terms of financial resources? The cost of the former far exceeds the latter. The cost in $$ is far less than what we spend on the extra buses, busing, etc. BOE members work for free ;)