My biggest fear is sending Savvi to public school. We’ve been learning at home but she really wants to go to school and it TERRIFIES me. That’s not normal nor is it okay.
Arrests in School Are Not Okay
I was considering it then I saw a 6 year old LITTLE GIRL get ARRESTED for having a tantrum, something that Savvi does. I’m not even going to link to the article, there is NO POINT in sharing media that will further cause trauma.
The fact that adults, who are teachers are not equipped to handle a child’s temper is questionable. The fact that law enforcement had to get involved disgusts me. Who calls the police on a child? What about a hug or talking to her?
There were 1,000 things that could have been done, none of them should involve the police…NONE.Jovhannah, The Spiritual Love Healer
I could not get that story out of my mind. Now that it’s time to register for school, I’ll be establishing a homeschool instead.
There was a huge uproar over books that spoke of “happy slaves” essentially erasing history and rewriting further adding to the problem we have of racial injustice and ignorance.
Standing Firm in My Beliefs
I can’t ignore it! It’s infuriating.
Being a single mother I can not afford to place my child in any institution that doesn’t have her complete wellbeing in mind.
The world we live in doesn’t cater to my family’s needs and until it does I plan on creating or finding alternatives that do.
I used to doubt my decision, especially when my family pressures me asking when will she start school but I have been standing firmly in my decision NOT to go the public school route for Savvi.
Creating Systems for Support
Change is needed at much deeper levels. I don’t feel that the system can be fixed, I feel at this point we need to create systems, communities and organizations that truly support our holistic wellbeing.