Tulsa Immersion Schools: Why can’t we all get in?

In the past couple of weeks I have heard multiple moms talk about “getting in their request for Eisenhower” or “we are hoping to get into Zarrow.” With the recent changes made to the selection process, it seems to be a true craps shoot. But is that fair?

I don’t know.

I have a 3-year-old, so I don’t have to worry about it for a couple of years, but I am definitely considering the immersion route.

I’m sure that they’re trying to keep it as fair as possible, but as a mom, it’s so frustrating that there is nothing you can do but throw a request in a box and hope for the best. We want to do whatever we can to make sure our children are getting the best (or what we consider to be the best).

When you really think about it, whether or not your child gets into a language immersion program could really affect the rest of their life. So, I guess my complaint is why is it so exclusive? Why can’t the supply meet the demand? If parents and a child are prepared, willing and ready, why can’t our public school system provide?

Unfortunately this answer has multiple reasons that are even more frustrating (i.e. lack of funding, lack of resources, a general lack of respect for public school systems by our legislature- ahem, oops).

But really, I want my children to learn a foreign language. I want them to have that skill for their future endeavors. Please, Tulsa Public Schools, I’ll do my part to make this happen. I’m hoping you’ll do yours.  I’ll see you in a couple of years.

For those of you going through that now…good luck?!

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