I would read these outstanding reports on Howard County schools and just shake my head. Yes, there are a few schools in "the high rent district" that have well-mannered, attentive students who excel. Then you have schools like Harper's Choice Middle School with most on free lunch (that show up with a new pair of $150 shoes every month), no parenting, no life skills, etc. Do the best you can, really? I quit a couple months ago just due to the fact that the system sickened me.