My daughter attends Life School at the Oak Cliff campus, she started in third grade and just finished seventh grade. The academic standards are too low to prepare our children to be leaders. The children receive homework in one subject when they do have homework. If my child has math homework, then she won't have English homework, and there's generally no homework on the weekend. This is supposed to help the students perform better in their subjects but it's not rigorous enough to prepare them for a sound H.S. education, and it doesn't arm them with skills necessary to excel in higher education.Also, Life School Oak Cliff has a high promotion rate because children move to the next grade no matter how poorly they perform in class and the Staar exams.My daughter was never taught how to write cursive and doesn't know how to effectively take notes because 99% of the written lesson is given as handouts, and only one teacher checks their notebooks for neatness and organization.This school came highly recommended to me and I support their mission to nuture students into self-disciplined, responsible citizens that excel academically. However, I'm not confident that these noble principles will be realized when there's been at least three principals in five years. My daughter had a science teacher that couldn't teach her class because the children wouldn't behave and in his exasperation he called them "turds". This same teacher was moved to another class mid semester and replaced by another science teacher who shortly announced that she was leaving to be a stay-at-home mother because her students " get on her nerves" --- and she left before the term was up, and no one taught science for weeks and the children watched movies.This charter school may be better than many DISD schools but it's severely handicapped due to lack of commitment by leadership.