I hate the idea of someone I dont even know having that much control over my child's life
The short answer is that our kids asked to. The reasons make up the longer answer. Our older daughter was going into HS and did not fit in (thank goodness!) with the drugs, sex and violence that were going on daily. She would come home everyday so stressed that she would nearly be in tears, and the child who loved school since she was 5 now hated going. With our younger daughter, the focus of her school was playing the numbers game and she was told that unless she came in for tutoring her straight As could not be any higher than straight Cs (because of her 2 points lower than acceptable state test scores). Sat detentions were assigned to class, not to the single student acting out. The last time, the teachers didn't even show up, one kid set off the alarm and the police came. The teachers claimed there was no detention, but there were several kids there.
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