Hello fellow moms I am new to this group and joined because I have 4 girls ages ranging from 15 months to 18. I have a questions @ the school system. I am from a small town in Texas and am looking for a better education than the public school system can provide. I have nothing against any of the teachers, its that they are taught to pass these state run tests and not really learning anything. I know this because I have 18 year old twins, one excelled in school and did really well in all areas, where the other is more of a hands on kids. She felt weird, or left out, or "stupid" because she couldn't learn like her sister. She hadn't passed Science since the 6th grade and I told them I wanted her to take summer school, they would not allow it because she passed the TAKS and that was all that mattered. I still have a 13 yr old and 15 month old, I want them to learn about real education, not things that were made in 19th century and behind that. Do you know of any schools that have upgraded or that I can send my kids to? Or anything I can do to change this? I feel we are sending these kids out into the world lost for the most part. I hope I'm making sense. My passion are my kids and seeing them do well in life and I personally feel let down for the taxes I pay and my kid still graduates high school not able to count back change. Hope any of you can help.