As a follow-up to my last post – “Education, Education, Education” – we recieved the results of our school lottery draw recently. As it happens, our son and, to my amazement, most of his friends all got their first choice school. This is great, because it means my son will be going to school with his friends, and the school is relatively small which I feel is advantageous.
However, the system still sucks. Yes, we got our first choice, but as I stated in my previous post, our first choice in the lottery was not our preferred school – we made our lottery choices based on a compromise between school quality and probability of a place.
Regardless, the result is that we are in a happy place, where we are encouraged that the boy will have a good education. I wish I could say the same for all the parents and children in the same position today.