I am not saying it is wrong, but I do have questions. Schools are underwater financially, illiterate kids graduate and we are far from the top in math and sciences.
Where do specialty classes fit it?
Where do special instructors' salaries fit it?
How much do schools need to offer kids outside of academics?
What are schools?
How unequal should schools be in what they can afford to offer their students?
Is this meant first for the kids or just a way to draw residents into their districts to get more tax money?
Why not offer a lot of other good and well-intentioned yet non academic classes? Nutrition and cooking and physiology and ...
Will this open the flood gates for "best schools" widening the gap between the haves and have nots?
Every school can offer math, not every school can offer specialty classes to entice tax paying parents.
How will these attractive offerings affect academics?
Will core requirements have to suffer in order for students to fit in popular electives?
Edited by QuiteContrary, 02 July 2013 - 08:31 PM.