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    Posted November 8, 2010 by
    Hewitt, Texas
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    The search for good schools

    Aubrey's First Day of School


    Our "search" started after we enrolled our oldest daughter, Aubrey, at school in Waco ISD, in Waco, Texas. The neighborhood we lived in had a school not more than 2 blocks away, but they were doing "Bilingual Only" Pre-K. Which meant that since my daughter DOES NOT speak Spanish, she had to go to a different school. Of course, buses were not provided. So, we took her further across town to another school. We didn't even mind, because we thought it was in a "better" part of town anyway. We were very wrong. She told me that another child in her class had told her how to steal a bike. These are 4-year-old's we are talking about!

    To get my child away from that, I moved to the next town over, which is where I went to school. I now drive twice as far to work and I pay too much for an apartment that is too small for my family so that my daughter can go to a great school. And, believe me, the schools in Hewitt are academically outstanding. But being a poor kid in a very wealthy suburb is eventually going to cause more problems of its own. I'm just so thankful to have her in a better school, I think I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

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