Episode 13: Choosing a Good School for Your Kid

In this episode, Ikhlas and Lane ask, what makes a good school? Is it test scores, school leadership, culture...how do parents choose a good school? Lane takes a trip to Jacksonville, Florida, and talks with mom Sandra on why she chose KIPP Jacksonville for her children, and couldn't be more pleased. [spp-player url=http://traffic.libsyn.com/voices4ed/13_-_Education_Post_-_Choice_and_Culture.mp3] [spp-tweet tweet="The one thing we know for sure is: multiple measurements of how schools are doing is always a good thing. – Lane Wright"]

Episode Details:

  • What prompted Sandra to find a different school for her son, Aurelius
  • Why Sandra chose KIPP Jacksonville
  • How Sandra's doubts about KIPP were assuaged
  • How KIPP utilizes family support in the classroom
  • How Aurelius feels about KIPP
  • On the other difficulties Aurelius copes with and how Sandra addresses them
[spp-tweet tweet="Literally everybody will agree that they want their kid to go to a good school. But as soon as you scratch the surface just a little bit, it suddenly becomes so complicated to decide: what does good actually mean? How do we define a good school? - Lane Wright"]