Oh my! Just an hour ago I checked and it was still no decision. Two minutes ago I relogin and the decision letter issued!!
Now I'm more nervous than ever.
I've been quietly lurking the forum, awaiting my fate. I have to say to Barbie, I am also a product of Floridas public school and you are right to be concerned about the education system in the state. Unfortunately, the k-12 system has not improved since we went through it; meaning our children will have to cope with an even worse system then exists today, if trends continue. BUT, what is primarily important in your childs success is how they understand the importance of a good education.
My parents pounded into me the fact that I was going to go to college (they said if I wanted to be an actor or writer, that was fine, but going to college was a backup plan, etc). I went to a well ranked art highschool (DSOA ftw!) and then went on to UF UG, but the most important influence on my education was my parents and my personal desire to be smart.
A student who doesn't care about learning won't learn, and that's not to say that the public school system failed to adequately educate them. In any state, a parents primary goal should be to make education a primary focus of the child; stress that with an education they will be free to make informed decisions about life, etc.
Oh man, now to await the transit time of my decision. I wonder if I'll make it alive lol!!