I remember as a kid, there were a few things that you had to do, to get accepted to a good school. The most important was getting exceptional grades.
The reading the way this new flawed system is set up now by the CPS, there's entirely too much pressure on kids - they won't have a chance to enjoy just being a kid.
To be even considered for admittance into a college prep school, the minimum score is 896 out of a possible 900 - no, that's not a typo. In some cases, it's 895 out of a possible 900. There's absolutely no room for error.
So now, we have kids damn near ready to take their own lives because they've needed straight A's since preschool to qualify for a “good” school.
Here's where it gets fucked up.
There are four tiers, that decide a kids fate.
Tier 1 describes a kid not in the best financial circumstance, in other words, poor.
Tiers 2 and 3 describe the lower class to the middle class, and Tier 4 is a kid from a more affluent family.
These special schools were created to keep the middle class from "bailing out of the system", and the system is treating the middle class like shit, as usual.
And here's why:
All the elite public high schools, require a kid from a middle class, (Tier3) family, to score more points than say a poor, (Tier 1), or a rich kid, (Tier 4).
Even if a middle class kid scores the same as say a poor or affluent kid, the middle class kid is looked over, and will be given a second or sometimes a third option.
Let's be real.
A lot also has to do with who you know...Right Rahm Emanuel?
My personal opinion is it's a little too much. I don't like people reciting information they got from "data" or a census that may determine why these dumbass decisions are made regarding a kid’s future. That information itself is false and debatable, and then you have to ask yourself, according to whom?
The middle class has been getting it in the ass in the workplace and in tax situations, for as long as I can remember. Now we’re asking the offspring of the middle class to sacrifice as well.
I guess they will be satisfied when there is no middle class left, which is the way things are going. These are the first generations of Americans that will not be doing as well financially than their parents, and even grandparents in some cases.
When is enough, enough?
This shit is so unfair. Middle class parents just want a level playing field for their children. Please cease with the smoke screens and just be honest for once.
Tell me upfront that my kid has as much chance of getting into one of the elite schools as a snowball’s chance in Hell. To get a decent education, you have to underprivileged or over privileged now – there is no middle ground.
You already know, that once some of these kids manage to get into these elite public schools, that's when we find out how fucking dumb they really are. That's when you realize mommy and daddy pulled some strings to get these mentally challenged fucks into the “right” schools.
They are so worried about the middle class bailing out on the system, when it's the other way around.
The system bailed out on the middle class a long time ago.