Friday, October 04, 2019

Primrose School coming to downtown Bethesda

Primrose School of Downtown Bethesda, a private preschool, is coming soon to 8101 Glenbrook Road. Founded in Georgia in 1982, Primrose School is a nationally-accredited private school system with franchises around the country.

Mike Patel, the owner of the new Bethesda location, decided to open his own Primrose School after researching school options for his own two children. Primrose is now enrolling. As Montgomery County Public Schools continue to decline, and with forced busing now on the table at the Board of Education, private schools here will likely experience a surge of growth in the coming years.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

A private preschool has absolutely nothing to do with busing in public real schools. 95 percent of preschools are private in MoCo.

Anonymous said...

moron

Anonymous said...

Great news! The more elite schools the better. You went to an elite high school and look how successful you turned out

Anonymous said...

Moron
Still can’t say spectrum

Anonymous said...

"Forced busing"

Love the racial dog-whistle, Robbie.

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo would be so proud of you.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:33 AM - Robbie couldn't get into Whitman so he had to go to Good Counsel.

Robert Dyer said...

5:39: A dog whistle is something said in code. "Forced busing" is just exactly what the policy is, and it has been a proven failure.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is that stupid Robert. Yes, ‘forced busing’ is a term used to protest children of color being brought to white schools.

So you are either really stupid or thinking everybody else is.

Seriously Robert stop with the code words. Be proud of who you are.

Don’t be ashamed to be part of the alt-right white Nationalism. If you would just make it public I am sure you would make friends.

Now you are free to body slam yourself through a table

Robert Dyer said...

6:28: LOL - you do realize all races get bused away from home in forced busing? And that it was one of several major reasons for the collapse of many school systems around the country? It is a cop-out by corrupt politicians who don't want to provide quality schools in every neighborhood, believe children cannot achieve unless they are seated among white children, and on paper seemed like an inexpensive way to boost test scores across school districts - alas, it fails to do so when parents just pull their kids out and put them in private schools to avoid busing.

If you think African-American or Latino children cannot achieve high academic standards without white students in the class, I recommend you watch the film "Stand and Deliver," which debunks this racist theory.

Anonymous said...

"Do you do realize all races get bused away from home in forced busing? "

Wow...even for you, that's a really lame distortion. No one was upset about white kids being "bused" into other white neighborhoods.

"And that it was one of several major reasons for the collapse of many school systems around the country?"

Yes, sadly we can't have nice things in this country - public schools, public transit, affordable housing - because of the fear that "the other" might benefit from it, or just the fear of being in close proximity with "the other".

Anonymous said...

Guess what, Robbie. Even if there is no "forced busing", many white folks get extremely uncomfortable if there are too many black and brown kids turning up in their "neighborhood schools".

Anonymous said...

Freaking moron. Of course children of color can achieve without being in a white class room. That isn’t the point dumbass. It does make a great example of you idea of ‘separate but equal’. Which what you meant.

You keep trying to sound intelligent and failings. Like you have been told before. Go find your alt-right self. Come out of the closet and admit it. You just might find like minded people.

Robert Dyer said...

8:11: If that's not the point, then what is?

6:57: I'll agree with you on that. That's what shut Glen Echo Amusement Park down in "woke, progressive" Montgomery County.

6:50: Actually, many black parents did not like their children being forced to have long bus rides to school as well. The real question elected officials dodge is, why are you unwilling to invest in low-performing schools to bring them up to standards?

Affordable housing, racism and non-discriminatory housing are all valid issues that should be addressed. At the same time, there's no human right to live in a mansion in Potomac.

Anonymous said...

Also, there is no human right to prevent others from building new housing on private property, just because you happen to live near them.

Robert Dyer said...

8:32: That's absolutely correct, but there's also no human right to violate zoning regulations on that property.

Anonymous said...

There is no human right to have zoning regulations excluding everything but single-family homes on large lots on other people's property.

Anonymous said...

"That's what shut Glen Echo Amusement Park down in 'woke, progressive' Montgomery County."

Actually it was due to pressure from County residents - 'woke, progressive' as you label them - to integrate the privately-owned amusement park.

Anyone but a Carpetbagger from Virginia would know that.

Robert Dyer said...

9:15: We have the right, in this country at least, to elect representatives who will write the policies and regulations we want. So if people want to protect the quality of life in suburban SFH areas, they elect people who will do that. Right now, though, they foolishly elected 9 people who don't want to preserve successful SFH neighborhoods and are beholden to the developer sugar daddies who pull their strings, so all bets are off.

Robert Dyer said...

9:20: That's the official story. The real story is that once it was clear the park would be integrated, the shutdown was orchestrated by The Powers That Be in the area.

Fast forward to today where the park is carefully programmed to only attract a particular demographic (primarily white baby boomers). I can only describe my reaction when looking at photos from the typical event at Glen Echo as, "I see white people."

For about a decade, I've suggested restoring the historic amusement park, using it as a revenue generator for the County, and truly opening the park once again to the wider public.

Anonymous said...

"The Powers That Be in the area"

Was that the predecessor to the MoCo Cartel?

Anonymous said...

"That's the official story. The real story is that once it was clear the park would be integrated, the shutdown was orchestrated by The Powers That Be in the area."

Yeah, kind of like rich old white residents of Westbard using rumors of a black cemetery as a pretext to block new affordable housing, or even force demolition of existing affordable housing.

Anonymous said...

Is that how you ended up at your ‘elite’ high school? Your parents didn’t want you to go to school with mom white kids? Made sure you grew up an entitled smug unemployed jerk?

Anonymous said...

10:02am so, you're ok with desecrating an historic African American cemetery once again?

History repeats...

Anonymous said...

I would argue that there is more of a human right to affordable housing than places to get drunk at 2 AM.

Anonymous said...

Montgomery Schools were literally rated #1 in the nation in the 1970s through 1980s

Why are they failing now?
BECAUSE OF THE MAJOR INFLUX OF ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH NO ENGLISH SKILLS OVERWHELMING SCHOOLS

SO THE WEALTHY LIBERALS IN BETHESDA SEND SCHOOLS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS
AND WHO SUFFERS

POOR WHITE MIDDLE CLASS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO FLED THE DECLINING DC SCHOOLS FOR BETTER LIFE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ONLY TO BE PUSHED TO SIDE BY ILLEGALS AND MS13 gang members
Our new Maryland is going to be so great yea right sanctuary state HELL

Anonymous said...

Maryland best state in country now sucks due to liberal socialist politicians who put illegals over their constituent Americans

Anonymous said...

Please stop yelling. It makes you look even more unhinged than you obviously are.

Anonymous said...

You have been whining about a lot of things over the years. It doesn’t make you special

Anonymous said...

So, Robbie thinks he's a #WhiteSavior now? Like Skeeter Phelan in "The Help" or Leigh Ann Tuohy in "The Blind Side" or Miss Weiss in "Precious"?

Anonymous said...

That’s the way Robert. Stand tall and proud, wear your white hood with pride