Sunday, January 13, 2008
I feel for Connie [Connie Sherman, quoted in yesterday's story]. She just went through the process of choosing a school and if this passes she would have to go through it all over again. I don't know why it's considered OK to grandfather in fourth and fifth graders but not the younger kids. Once you're there, you're invested. Moreso with the younger ones in that they have just made one big change in their lives so why should they have to make another one so soon? If grandfathering applied to all current students and their siblings then boundary changes might not be so emotionally charged.
If Arlington Public Schools offers us a system of choice, then they need to support our choices.
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