Relocation with children
Ohhh, I forgot to add my one and ONLY reservation for you... and it's a huge one: are you REALLY ready to give up ice hockey!!!!???
Afriend, my reply was specifically geared to Betty. This is what she said.
Just say you want to come and don't care about the children’s education. Because what you will get here is going to be a couple of years behind what you're getting stateside with large gaps missing altogether. They can't even keep computers in the schools because they keep getting stolen. If your kids end up going to college after going to school here they are going to have to struggle to catch up. I really wonder what SAT scores look like from the public schools.
Don't bring kids here if you can't afford the schooling.
She insinuated that the public schools were inadequate. I merely was just replying that I myself am a product of public school and I had absolutely no problem adjusting to a school stateside. I know many children that went away to college stateside, and had no problem, ie "struggling to catch up". I personally found the schooling down here to be much more advance than the schools in the states that i went to, in certain subjects.
Great input EngRMP, you must have submitted before I finished my post.
Ice Hockey!?! You do relize that the bulk of Canadian VISAS are granted to supply our local hockey teams right? lol
We appreciate your input on the public schools as well and it is good to hear some positives there. While we will be budgeting for private so that we have that option we will deifinately check out both public and private in person if this move comes to be.
Ty Mrs cheesehead8-)
If you do relocate, do a service to this board and report on your impressions of the public schools.
"Even some Arabs send there kids (especially their daughters) to public school."
Given the nature of Arab attitudes toward females generally, it doesn't surprise me that "especially their daughters" would go to USVI public schools while their sons would not.
Cruz, forgive me if you felt I insinuated the public schools are inadequate. Let me state clearly for you, they are inadequate. The test scores are completely horrible. As long as the majority of the public (the local west indian pop) keeps saying they're fine when they're not, they are never going to get any better. The majority of the public schools on these islands are bad.
Anyone with drive or great parents can make something of themselves even when attending a bad school. But what about the rest of the kids? I went to a bad school growing up myself. I still managed to get through college. And while I have always been a massive bookworm, when I went away to college and found out how wonderful school could be I really feel in love with school.
I would love to here what subject you found to be more advance down here? And when did you graduate?