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Alleke has been trying to convince me all week that the sun is a planet.
Alleke’s teacher, Elena, and I stood at the classroom door and looked down the hallway. Alleke was sitting on a bench with her arms folded and a big lip, pretending not to notice us. “This is the first time in months Alleke hasn’t wanted to go to school,” I said to Elena. “I think I […]
1. Most children go to school by age two, although school is not mandatory until age six. Children are placed in a class based on the year they were born, so Alleke is in a class with all the kids who were born in 2006. 2. Choosing a school is based on a points system. […]
I saw this poster in the metro station yesterday. Why would I want to send my child to one of the bilingual public schools in Madrid if they can’t even get the English on their poster right? Yes, we want…but what?