Original post made
by ADL, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Jan 25, 2007
I've seen/heard a lot of discussions about the important of peer streaming and choice programs. The peer streaming camp appears to be pro-neighborhood school while the choice-program camp is, well ..., don't mind if their kids don't go to the same school as their neighbor's kids. I've seen some parents from Ohlone posted on other related topics saying that peer streaming is not as big of a deal as some of the pro-neighborhood parents made it out to be. So I'm speculating that peer streaming is not at the top of concern for the pro- choice-program parents.
As the district is now facing the challenge of placing kids from 3 middle schools into two high school, how about having all the choice-program kids go to the same high school (regardless which middle school they're attending) so that the neighborhood school kids can have priority to stream with their peers from elementary to middle to high school:
Option 1: JLS & Terman to Gunn while Jordan + choice-program kids to Paly
Option 2: JLS + choice-program kids to Gunn while Jordan + Terman to Paly?
Is this a fair trade-off?