We’re school shopping for mediocre:’ Richmond’s students and parents try to naviga

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Richmond Confidential

Dec 17, 1:00 AM

We’re school shopping for mediocre:’ Richmond’s students and parents try to navigate a ‘broken’ education system

In many ways, Poe’s story is unique. He was already enrolled at Pinole before he and his mother moved to Richmond, so he didn’t have to apply for a transfer out of the city or consider other options like charter schools. But in other ways the family’s story mirrors dozens of others told to Richmond Confidential, which spoke to over a dozen students and parents about how they choose the school that was right for them. Many shared stories of being scarred by Richmond’s traditional district schools. They spoke of bullying, overcrowded classrooms, chronically absent teachers and unresponsive administrations.

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