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Re: “A Very Frightening Story From BASIS San Antonio

I am a single mother with two daughters at Basis Chandler. My eldest started as a 7th grader the opening year. Prior to enrollment was tested but not offered/placed into gifted program by district, however, she's managed to achieve high GPA (honors)in rigorous even AP programs. Success story, she learned to work hard, value academic success and as a result has credentials that may create opportunities for her. I've never seen her put in extreme hours as mentioned she is diligent. As a single parent my bandwidth is limited, the majority of my life force is committed to providing to sustain life with basic needs, so my parenting certainly can't take credit for driving her academically. I'm grateful to have had access to Basis education opportunity for my daughters. as far as a creing/attrition in our case we must move as our rental has been put on the market and transportation may not allow us to stay next year(no budget for bussing) variables.
Re: childhood comment above...Our idealized American childhood is dramatically priviledged compared to most of the children on Earth. Puts out a lot of soft enitled youth. it's silly to suggest providing opportunity & environment to excel in youth is going to rob them of a childhood, thats nonsense, My girls won't have the luxury of an inheritance, college savings or safety net of family wealth they need to be prepared as possible. A little extra homework is not going to hurt , trade off for a solid foundaton.

IMO this fear/negativity is unsubstantiated ...not my experiences. Staff at Basis wore many hats in getting new campus up & running. The incident described in San Antonio could have happened at any school not a"frightening" characterization.of environment. Basis educators know what they're doing & get good results to prove it.

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Posted by rookieparent on 04/21/2015 at 3:01 AM

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