The Lack of Transportation for Choice Students Limits Many of Our Students From Actually Applying for School Choice, Agree?

edcorner

The lack of transportation for students does stop families from applying to schools through our state’s school choice program. School choice was suppose to give ALL families more choices and opportunities to attend schools in our state outside of their feeder school. With the way the system is setup only certain families can take advantage of choice. If Delaware is going to write laws to give all families more choice opportunities, then Delaware should provide transportation so all families can take advantage of school choice.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Lack of Transportation for Choice Students Limits Many of Our Students From Actually Applying for School Choice, Agree?

  1. Appo Mom

    I must say I disagree on this one. I’m not a big fan of the choice system, perhaps I’m just old school. In my neighborhood, I think we may know 25% of the kids because they all go to different schools. I think there is a, breakdown in a sense of community and if children don’t have pride in their own town and community it can lead to total disrespect and disconnect. I think we should offer diversity and choice within our current schools. Anyway, if you do choose a different school then transportation should be on you and not the taxpayers to cover. Just my two cents.

    Like

    Reply
    1. Kim Williams - State Representative 19th District Post author

      I understand what you are saying, but it is the law and this law allows choice for all students. But it really is not for all students, it is only for students who have a way to get to the school. When choice was in its beginning stages, transportation, if I am not mistaken, was offered to families who participated in the choice process and now it is not.

      Like

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s