Ardy. At the time I lived in the Los Angeles Unified School District and could not get a single straight answer from several lower school principals on the subject of academics. ... etc
Thanks for sharing your story. Obviously, you have a great deal to be proud of.
From reading your posting, it is clear that this school emerged from a heroic commitment on the part of parents and teachers. But it is a little unrealistic to think that every student could have this experience. Even among private schools, there is a wide range of quality. Taking only one example, I have heard numerous stories of children who attended catholic schools and found that the nuns were borderline sadistic.
Anyway, thanks again for sharing your opinions and experiences