October 06, 2011
I moved from Alexandria, I city I loved and lived in for many years, just to avoid this school and to a lessor extent, TC. We would have put our kids in public at Maury, but after that, there was NO CHANCE I was sending my kids to this war zone of a school. And, I really didn't feel like paying college tuyition prices for private middle and HS. Sadly, parents who put their kids in this school, particularly white kids, are playing Russian Roulette. No your kid MAY not get assaulted/bullied, MAY not be discriminated against (unlikely), but WILL likely fear school in terms of their own security - there are simply too many kids who haven't learned how to behave. I truly applaud those open-minded parents who try their BEST to make this place acceptable for all to attend, learn and have fun. However, I simply could not risk my kids' development in that way. Cowardess? Perhaps. Bigotted? Definitely not. Just realistic. Now that I'm in Arlington and watching my kids flourish w/out having to worry about their safety of all things, I couldn't be any happier to wave bye bye!
- submitted by a community member