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Letters | THE REAL LEVEL OF DEMAND FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

For one parent, losing charter lottery meant paying Catholic school tuition

I AM a mother of two school-aged children who was forced to take my daughter out of the public school system in the 7th grade and enroll her in a Catholic school because she was not one of the lucky students to get picked for any of the charter schools. I was not satisfied with the quality of instructions at her BPS middle school.

When we received that middle school assignment, I tried my best to prepare my daughter to continue to be a successful student. But it just wasn’t enough. The bright and academically gifted child that I sent to that school in the fall of 2008 changed into a student who was not challenged. Although she continued to receive excellent grades, the quality of her work declined.

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After one academic year, I had enough of the poor quality of instruction and the lack of homework assignments. I’ve had to take on a second job to afford Catholic school, but I consider my daughter’s tuition an investment in her future.

Michelle Botus

Hyde Park

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