A Brooklyn charter school had 420 applications for 27 Kindergarten openings. Wow! Imagine the disappointed parents who cannot afford a private education for their child and the neighboring public schools are abysmal.
The Community Roots Charter School boasts two teachers in every classroom, high expectations for all students, an integrated curriculum heavy on social studies, and increased communication with school families. In other words, getting in to this charter school in Brooklyn will actually change the lives of the fortunate few.
For the others? One can only hope that the local public school district starts to understand the importance of providing a quality education to the future of their city's children and therefore, the future of their city.