A friend was telling me that her son was in a publically funded Pre-K3 last year. My child is now 3, so I began asking how I could get my child enrolled in my area. She told me that the child had to NOT speak English, had to be on welfare, and had to be the child of an illegal immigrant. I was shocked. My friend fit none of the criteria, but she had a friend on the board who was able to bend some of the rules.
So, in a nutshell, because I work, I pay my taxes, I speak English as a 1st language, and I am a legal citizen, I cannot send my child to a publically funded school? Serious? I'm not a pot-stirrer, but this really urked me to the bone.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by matthewscandi at 11:17 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:16 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
If my tax dollars are paying for a school, it should be equal opportunity. I don't believe in preferential treatment (unless a child has developmental delays). First-come-first-serve, just like real life. So would that mean that a taxpayer pays for the child to go to a program while the parent sits at home on Govt. Assist? Free babysitter for them while taxpayer also has to foot the bill for their own child to go to daycare. Man, that's crazy. JMO.
Answer by kenzie07 at 11:34 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:42 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:02 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by sati769leigh at 11:06 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
I'd like to see a link substantiatingthe "illegal immigrant" criteria. I think we're all aware that programs exist for kids/families that meet certain criterion-just never heard of legal status being1. How many people illegal would sign up for a group that was targeting illegals? La Migra?.....
Answer by Sisteract at 11:42 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by shanlaree at 12:32 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
They have to have English as a second language and/or make under a certain amount of money.
There are places around me that have "scholarships" for poor families, so a place may have 5 places for kids on these scholarships. and the rest would pay a certain amount. The reason they make spots available is because it is THOSE kids that will NEED it most...when the parents cannot afford it they fall behind
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:08 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:16 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
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