His selection into a public boarding school changed Anthony Black’s life, as this photo with President Obama shows. (White House)
The AJC has an interesting story today on the rise in Southern families sending their children to boarding schools.
According to the story, Boarding school enrollment at schools in the Southeast rose 8 percent since 2010, according to the National Association of Independent Schools. Member schools in the region have more than 2,200 students. Nationally, enrollment increased about 1.1 percent to nearly 22,200 students in the same period.
My oldest attended boarding school on a merit scholarship that paid for everything including summer travel. It was an unsettling experience to put a 14-year-old on a plane, but it ended up being a wonderful opportunity for her. It changed her life in many positive ways, including introducing her to the wonderful young man she married two months ago.
Boarding school made my daughter resourceful and