I will have my kids take full advantage of the PSEO if they can but I am not above the hypocrisy that state money - our tax dollars - are paying for it and there are a lot of adults in the community whose children cannot take advantage of it.<quoted text>
PSEO is paid for by the school district which get its funds from the state.
PSEO is the perfect vehicle to edge your child into the college environment while still under your tutelage and watchful eye.
As Mr. Malone mentioned at the board meeting a few weeks ago, the offer many electives and then look at filling whichever classes have the most interest.
As for the "perfect vehicle to edge your child into the college environment" statement, you are correct for those kids that can handle it. There are a lot of kids that cannot. For someone that continues to write about how many students are failing in the district you don't seem to care about them at the upper level. They need classes at the high school level that will challenge them and that they would be interested in - we cannot assume they should all just go to college early. Beside, I for one would like my child to get the most out of their high school years - they're only young once.
Lastly, as for the electives, I agree, if there are teachers to offer the elective classes and there are students that want to take the electives they will be offered. However, the HS is down to bare-bones in some of the subjects. There are NO teachers available to teach any electives unless you pull teachers from other subjects. I for one do not want an English teacher teaching math and vice versa.