Little Bird goes to a public school. It's called a "school of choice", which means that kids outside of our school district can enter into a lottery and if their number is called, they get to attend our school. This program is so beneficial for the kids whose home school districts are not as well funded or just not good schools. But it's also beneficial for the kids in this district who might otherwise just be around kids of their own socio-economic standing, religion, color, background, etc. As well, our school district gets government money for being a "school of choice". Win-win all around, right??
Well, there are so many people who tell me in their hush-hush whispered voice that there's a little too much diversity for them. I've even heard them complain that their kid would be the only kid of their race in the class. Really? Well, welcome to the life of all those "minority" kids that grew up going to your schools. I'm hoping to raise my kid to not be able to see a difference between her and the rest of the kids: whether they look different, act different, have different abilities, etc. I love that the classrooms are her school look like the freaking United Nations! How boring it would be if every kid in the school were the same. How could my kid learn about other cultures or other ways of living? Everyone's the same??? BORING!!!