our neighborhood school is not very good academically, my kid goes to a charter school. if the neighborhood cms school was decent i'd send him there. i moved to clt in 94 and cms has been in the news nonstop. first the busing issues, now budgetary issues. not sure if it's really better or worse than other large metropolitan areas or just that it gets thrown around a lot in talking points. i'm paying for it along with every other mecklenburg county tax payer and regardless of whether or not i have a child enrolled i'd like it to be successfully educating children.