Friday, September 11, 2009

What a Difference SES Makes

I loved my school last year.
Scratch that-- I hated my school last year, but I love, love, loved my kids.
I've spent the last three years working in Title One schools.  For those of you that are not in the know, Title One schools generally house the neediest and most underprivileged kids in an area.  Let's be honest, I wouldn't hang out in their neighborhoods at 12 noon.  The kids are great, but the parents are ridiculous and generally unsupportive.
This year I've been moved to another area of the county-- one of the wealthiest areas.  Last year I couldn't get a parent to attend a meeting and now this year they come with lawyers and advocates.
One huge perk-- these parents are generous.  I just got a fifty dollar (YES FIFTY) gift card from the PTO, just cause.   There may be some perks to this SES change afterall.