Hello Ladies! I'm so disappointed and heart broken right now. Today, my hubby shared with me that my dd expressed an interest in going to B&M middle school next year. As previously mentioned she struggled through 5th grade in the PS system this year. After struggling with ADHD in PS this year, she was excited about beginning HS next year. After several conversations, we decided as a family (dd included) that HS would be a much better opportunity for her. This weekend, we spent the weekend with her as she's been away at her grandmother's house for the summer. We picked her up so that she could go with us to the beach for the weekend. Well, during this weekend she expressed twice that she decided that she would like to go to PS middle school.
Based on her enthusiasm, my hubby decided that we should let her attend PS despite the fact that the middle school she is zoned to attend is awful (not meeting standards, gang activity and student pregnancies). Unfortunately, we can't afford private school and there are not any other school choices in our area.
As mom, I'm deeply concerned about her safety, exposure/influences, adhd, and quality of education. However, hubby has the "She will be alright. I didn't go the best schools and I turned out fine." mindset. I reminded him of all the reasons we ended up at the HS decision in the first place. Unfortunately, that didn't work. He said that it would be a good thing because then it would give me the chance to be "diligent about finding a FT job." I understand we need the money but I feel that my dd's education should come first, especially after all the challenges she faced this year. Switching classes, staying organized, juggling five classes and homework sent her anxiety through the roof. Trying to be a good wife, I'm trying to accept my husband's decision with a smile. However, I have cried several time this afternoon.
Has anyone faced this? If so, what did you do?