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    Posted November 15, 2010 by
    new york, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The search for good schools

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    Mission Impossible * The RIGHT school *


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     alleebeth thinks parents should have more options when it comes to choosing schools for their children. In regards to her 10-year-old daughter, she says 'she's unique in her own way. Schools should be that way as well and we as parents should choose the right school for our unique kid.'
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    This  is one of the most timely of assignments for me & my family!  Next  Fall my daughter will go to a new school.  She is in the last grade at  her current elementary school.


    Finding the right school in NYC is truly a NIGHTMARE!


    Many factors are taken into the decision of choosing the right school for a child (academic, social, class size, etc.).


    We have applied to a few private schools.  We are not saying they are better for every child, but they are better for our child.


    But here's the catch...

    Private Schools in NYC cost $36,000 USD a Year! Yes, $36,000 & it will go up annually!!!


    My  child will probably go to the generic, sterile, government run middle  school because we can't afford this "better" education for her.  There  is a huge difference between "want" & "can".


    Unfortunately, proper education is not a given right in this country, it is a privilege!!

    It is similar to Health Insurance, you get what you can afford. That is, IF you can afford it.


    It's a very sad time in America.


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