Le bateau atelier
It seems like our public schools are either places where the devil dwells or tombs of learning where angelic teachers jump through molten lava to save the future of our children.
I have a daughter who struggles with school. We can't all be geniuses. We aren't all complete failures either.
I spent the morning with my daughter's teacher and her vice principle. It seems Alex's problem is that she is already getting extra help at school and at home. She isn't doing great, but she isn't failing either. If I were to stop helping her, if she were to fail, a whole host of services would be there to get her the help she needs. But because she hasn't failed yet, there is little else they can do.
Its a frustrating struggle. Being a parent with a child who is falling through the cracks isn't easy. Not having money to pay for private help is maddening.
Really, this whole capitalism thing is great until you find yourself on the bottom trying to get to basic services only open to people at the top. I faced this battle with health care and medical debt. Now I find myself about to go into education debt. I'm taking out a loan so my daughter can be tutored. So my daughter won't have to fail before she can get the help she needs.
Gosh I'm proud to be an American. Best country in the world. Where no rich child is left behind.