As an educated and concerned parent, who has provided consultation services to some of the worst schools in Phila.,I see very little difference between LLPCS and public schools. I was forced to pull my son out of this school. The administration seems to possess an attitude which is not conducive for their pupils to succeed academically, or socially. There are some teachers who show a genuine concern for their students. However, these individuals face resistance and negative attitudes from administration similar to what the parents are presented with. I find it deplorable that they stress such minor issues when they have huge obstacles to overcome such as severe behaviors, the curriculum, and meeting testing standards.
As a parent of two children at LLPCS, I think that the cirriculum is good, but the never ending changes in the rules are ridiculus. I don't think that it is fair for children to be sent home because of uniform infractions when it does not affect the learning process. Some of the ways things are done is total chaos and no one wants to take responsibility. I personally think that there are far too many cracks in the program for the administration to be swoo unyielding with the rules. Yes the education is better than public school but the order and decency is not there.
As a parent of two boys at LLPCS, I think the school has grown much. Yes, there has been many issues in the past, but parents must realize that in order for our children to get the best education they must cooperate with school regulations. Whether or not is seems to be more on the private side then on the public. I myself had spent over $540 dollars in uniforms, but was not completely upset with the new changes. I believe that LLPCS continues to provide my children with a good education. The teachers are friendly and very determined to work with each parent individually when necessary as well as the social workers from the RFC Social Work Program, that provides support to teachers and parents to overcome obstacles that interfere with the child's learning ability. They offer referral and outside services to help the parents to work with our children. The afterschool program as well as the saturday program has benefited no only my children and me, but many other parents as well.
Today, for the second time in the school year, my children who are in the ratio of 1% (please see the ethnic information on this website) were sent home and denied an education because they didn't have button down collars. They are bathed, have good teeth,are well mannered, dressed nice and neatly with the school colors. For a state funded school they seem to have private school standards. I for one am one of many moms and dads who simply cannot afford to buy yet another set of uniforms for all of my children! We have already spent $150 on gym uniforms and $400 on school uniforms. When is this going to stop?
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