I really would like to know what you think IF you are a reasonable person and not a white supremacist. I say that because this question leans toward race issues and is very sensitive and I am looking for thoughtful responses, not rants and raves.
Hubby has been offered a position in another part of our state. It is a good position at an established downtown church. However, it is an economically depressed city where whites are a minority and race relations are very tense. The school system is also one of the top ten worst in the state. While Hubby would be getting a nice raise, there is no guarantee I would be able to find a job, so essentially we would be in the same financial boat we are now, no better no worse.
Both Hubby and I believe strongly that white flight is wrong. We have a multi-cultural church now and our daughter attends a very diverse Title I public school even though I work at a private school. I never thought I would have this problem. On one hand I think that I am giving her a sense of entitlement if I am always sheltering her but on the other hand, we are dealing with a really crappy teacher right now. Supposedly this school system is filled with crappy teachers. Then add on the racial tensions and the economic disparity....But if I had a third hand, I would say we are just making the problem worse by not being willing to be the people who step up and put their gifted child and their higher salary to work in the schools.
So here's my question for those of you who can and want to issue a civil response: Would you accept this position and put your child into this situation?