C.W. Nevius’ columns about parents’ distress over San Francisco schools rang a bell with me, and I was prompted to weigh in about my delight with the public schools my daughter has attended in San Francisco.
When my daughter was starting kindergarten, friends said: “You can’t stay in San Francisco; you have to move!” I heard this often enough that I worried. Did my husband and I have to leave the city we loved?
Well, we did decide to stay, and we entered our daughter in our neighborhood school, Fairmount Elementary. “You can’t send her there – she won’t learn anything at a Spanish immersion school,” friends protested. I worried anew.