I’ve been monitoring the article about EGUSD trying to balance enrollment at Fr, LC, and CO since my TA period this morning. Some of the comments disgust me. The amount of ignorance and prejudice against our school is sickening.
Yes, our school has low test scores. Yes, we have been battling declining enrollment for a while now. What angers me the most is that parents are becoming hysterical about the reasons why they don’t want their children to attend LC. They claim that their children will be in constant danger at our school.
I know that our school has issues, but I’ve never feared for my safety while on (or around) campus. Our school may have students that get into trouble with the law, but so does every other high school in the nation.
LC has provided me with an excellent high school environment. Now that I’m a senior, I realize just how much the school means to me. I couldn’t have asked for a better school in terms of diversity. I lived in San Jose for 7 years and was often in classes where 75 percent of the students were Asian. I didn’t realize until I started high school just how fortunate I was to have moved to Elk Grove. LC represents the diversity in Elk Grove.
I was appalled when I heard that a parent complained that they didn’t want their child to be “the only white kid in the school.” When I heard this during AP Bio, I literally scoffed in disgust. I looked around our classroom and noticed that every person was thinking the same thing: "Are you serious? How could you get more diverse than our school?"
Although the boundary changes have caused tension within the community, I see good coming out of the issue. I love how LC students are rallying together to support our school. Laguna Creek is not just a school; it’s our home - the home of the Cardinals, and we have a right to stand up and protect it.