Mother defends son's right to attend charter school

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A mother is feeling guilty after a heated exchange with a friend over their sons' acceptance into a charter high school that specializes in STEM. The friend, whose son did not gain admittance, asked the mother to transfer her son's spot to her own, citing that she lives in a less desirable school district. The mother refused, stating that her son was passionate about the school's focus and deserved the spot just as much. The conversation escalated in front of the friend's son, leaving the mother feeling remorseful for not removing herself from the situation. However, she stands by her belief that her son earned his spot fair and square. Read on to find out if she's the a**hole in this situation.

Two hopefuls await fate of STEM charter school lottery 🤞

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When a charter school admission becomes a friendship test.

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Mother feels helpless about son's charter school fate 😞

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Breaking barriers: A mother's fight for charter education.

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Mother requests transfer of charter school spot for privileged son.

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Passionate mother defends son's charter school attendance 🎓

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Mom defends son's right to charter school despite criticism 🏫

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Speaking freely in front of kids? Awkward. 🙈

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A mother's unwavering support for her son's charter school admission.

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Boy defends right to attend charter school 💪

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Standing up for her son's education with a powerful response 💪

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Awkward encounter with charter school supporter leaves commenter unsettled.

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Mother justifies son's charter school attendance amid controversy 🔥

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Struggling with a decision, seeking judgement from strangers. 🤔

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Mother defends son's charter school spot from entitled friend

A mother is defending her son's right to attend a charter school specializing in STEM after a friend demanded that she transfer the spot to her own son. The mother refused, citing her son's passion for the school's specialization. The friend argued that her son was more needy and deserved the spot, but the mother stood firm, stating that the lottery was random and her son was just as deserving. The conversation became heated and the friend's son was present, adding to the tension. The mother now wonders if she should have removed herself from the situation to avoid involving the child. Was she in the wrong or was the entitled friend out of line? Read on to see what others have to say in the comments.

NTA defended for sending kid to charter school. Good luck!

Lghikas | Lghikas

Teaching kids to stand up to bullies and manipulators 👏

Annalirra | Annalirra

Defending her friend's decision to send her son to charter school

Techsupportvictim | Techsupportvictim

Mother defends son's charter school attendance after winning randomized lottery 🎉

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Debate over charter schools and waitlist position, NTA comment.

666POD | 666POD

Defending a friend's choice of school - NTA wins.

spicychick45 | spicychick45

Debate over charter schools and their impact on college admissions 🎓

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Mother stands up for son's charter school spot, friend guilts her

smokin-bear | smokin-bear

Defending son's schooling choice against unsupportive 'friend' 😤

cschoonmaker | cschoonmaker

Protecting your child's education from entitled strangers. 🎓

Parliament-- | Parliament--

Commenter calls out subreddit for lack of controversial posts 🙄

Cantsneerthefenrir | Cantsneerthefenrir

Agreement all around 🙌

cara180455 | cara180455

Mother tries to guilt parent into giving up charter school spot 💼🚫

gen_petra | gen_petra

Defending her son's right to attend charter school 📚

ShakeSlow | ShakeSlow

Friend or acquaintance? Entitlement or manipulation? 🤔

srslyeffedmind | srslyeffedmind

Mother stands up for son's charter school acceptance, friend's entitlement criticized.

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

Mother defends son's charter school attendance. Keep standing up! 👏

Background_Alps6164 | Background_Alps6164

Commenter sarcastically compares school choice to winning the lottery 💰

senft74 | senft74

Dealing with manipulative parents can be tough 👀

gimmethegudes | gimmethegudes

Mother finds support after friend's unreasonable behavior. 🙌

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Mom defends decision to reject entitled parent's demands 🚫👩‍👦

dyinginl_a | dyinginl_a

Supportive comment section with no need for further discussion 💯

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Defending a charter school choice with a touch of snark 🙄

Sfb208 | Sfb208

Defending her son's right to attend school, a cautionary tale.

beigs | beigs

Mother praised for defending son's charter school attendance ✅

greasybiscut | greasybiscut

Commenter calls out entitlement in school debate with sarcasm 💁‍♀️

farspectralviolet | farspectralviolet

Lottery system for oversubscribed schools can be frustrating for parents 😕


Defending son's charter school attendance against friend's suggestion.

TexasTeacher | TexasTeacher

Redditor accused of bragging about 'got them' comeback.

Financial_Garage_590 | Financial_Garage_590

Education inequality is a real issue, but kudos for being NTA 👍

IthurielSpear | IthurielSpear

Misunderstanding of lottery system leads to entitlement and disappointment 😕

Waterbaby8182 | Waterbaby8182

Unexpected school openings can be a blessing in disguise 😇

bcurler | bcurler

Mother tries to undervalue son's education, gets put in place 👊

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School funding favors STEM schools over inner city schools 🏫💰

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Commenter defends actions in a pushy situation. 👍

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Commenter defends child's potential despite poor school district. 📚

Careless_Mango | Careless_Mango

Importance of humanities in STEM-focused schools according to commenters 👍

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👩‍👦‍👦 Mother defends son's charter school attendance amidst criticism

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NTA suggests giving school a heads up before enrolling 📝

cdjoy | cdjoy

Wishing the child all the success! 👍

ExhaustedPigeon101 | ExhaustedPigeon101

Friend's jealousy over son's scholarship exposes true colors 😒🤔

XxX_Weeb_Lord_XxX | XxX_Weeb_Lord_XxX

Defending a charter school lottery win in front of children 😬

cheesiestcake17 | cheesiestcake17

Mom defends son's charter school rights while calling out entitled friend 👏

CorrosiveAlkonost | CorrosiveAlkonost

Mom defends son's right to charter school, shuts down manipulative parent 💪

Brandyz62511 | Brandyz62511

Defending her son's education rights with a fair point 👍

dr-sparkle | dr-sparkle

Parental frenzy over school choices can be irrational. 😬

Tetslou | Tetslou

Luck is a lottery, so why give up a charter school? 🤔

Tenacious_Rose | Tenacious_Rose

Commenter criticizes parent's behavior in school dispute. 😨

Ghost_0f_Winterfell | Ghost_0f_Winterfell

When friendships end, sometimes it's nobody's fault. 💔

Epsilon_Meletis | Epsilon_Meletis

Supportive comment receives agreement and advice from others. 🤝

swedishchef2014 | swedishchef2014

Secure your spot at the charter school! 🏫

rororourboat | rororourboat

Supporting charter schools without offending - NTA comment

Thr0wAway4M3sh3ll | Thr0wAway4M3sh3ll

Defending son's charter school attendance sparks debate on equal opportunity.

demoncrat2024 | demoncrat2024

Toxic friendship advice: Find a new friend. 🚫🤝

NotMyProblem31 | NotMyProblem31

Are charter school lotteries really random? Let's discuss 🤔

cheesemosa7 | cheesemosa7

Teaching disappointment and humility, NTA comment section 🤝

HotScienceMum | HotScienceMum

Not responsible for others' kids' education. Other options exist. 🤷

Glittering_knave | Glittering_knave

Parent defends charter school choice and child's success over others'. 💪

Colorado_Girrl | Colorado_Girrl

Life isn't always fair. NTA for son's school choice 🏫

PhoenixEcho1 | PhoenixEcho1

Supportive comment shuts down mom-shaming. 🙌

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Supporting a child's education without taking on someone else's problems 👍

thruthemadness | thruthemadness

Don't let entitled friends jeopardize your child's education 🏫👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

jokerkat | jokerkat

Charter school admissions are a lottery, NTA explains the risk.

Jazzlike-Half-8812 | Jazzlike-Half-8812

Don't let her guilt you, prioritize your own son 😌

KKTide | KKTide

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