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Buy expensive crappy house in Bay Area or use private schools?

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With crappy expensive houses and high level of indoctrination (political + social) in public schools in Bay Area, do you think it’s better to send kids to private school?

Elementary schools usually don’t matter that much compared to high or may be middle school. So, I believe people might not mind still sending their kids to public school for elementary school.

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  • Oracle fatalflaw
    In some high col areas, the rents are too high and get no tax break. Rents made sense 10 years ago. Now rents are worth 5x mortgage for cheap houses from elsewhere.
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    • Google anons2
      This is just wrong for Bay area. Renting has become much cheaper than buying
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    • Oracle fatalflaw
      There are still pockets where mortgage with tax break will be cheaper than rent. 4000 for mortgage would buy a nice house even 50mi away.
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    • What are you smoking?
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    • Square / EngSQ
      Lol 50 mi away with traffic. No
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    • Amazon / EngTroll Food
      No, the SALT deduction limit caps your deduction massively, renting is far cheaper in the same good district now.

      Except nobody will lease out their house now except apartments. So you are forced to buy.
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    • Oracle fatalflaw
      Some can choose to buy for less than SALT deduction limits about 50mi away. Rents are rip off and there's no cap.
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    • Amazon / EngTroll Food
      Sure, if your time wasted on 3 hr a day commute is not expensive...
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    • Oracle fatalflaw
      WFH or go to work during off peak hours, or work from an office closest to home. Morgan Hill or Gilroy or Hayward is no worse than any other commute. Ymmv.
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    • Amazon / EngTroll Food
      You just lost your creditability telling people commute from Gilroy is no worse than Hayward or others.
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    • Oracle fatalflaw
      Your mission accomplished? I heard that from someone who lives there. You're taking the discussion far away from the original point and trying to find faults in what I say. Do your own research and find houses within driving distance that are less than $700k which would also have good private schools nearby. You will find some. Do you want to nit pick or help the OP here?
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  • PayPal ppapplepie
    If you want your kids to be a powerful leader, you need to put in the time as a parent to groom him to go to a normal school and work with him to make that school better than it was. If you can pull that off, your kids will learn that he can change his environment against the odds and move on to do great things. If you want to do lazy parenting, then you can pull your kids in a school with other snobby parents who thinks their kids deserves more than other kids but are too lazy to put in the real work.
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    • Juniper dreagontea
      Agreed. Half of my family works for the education system and a lot of how the students turn out falls on what is going on at home.
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    smokedrankmore
    Careful. Lots of good/expensive districts/schools have sizable ghetto student populations who are bused in and ruin it for everyone. Take SF, for example. School and neighborhood crime rates go through the roof when the hoodrats are in town
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    • Juniper dreagontea
      Ghetto hood rats teach you more about the real world than rich spoiled private school brats.
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  • Oracle fatalflaw
    When prices are high enough that private schools seem affordable, the (housing) top is near... But over time, the people living in that neighborhood would make public schools worth considering.
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  • Another option - Rent in good school area during middle/high school.
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  • Google / EngWulperting
    Move out of the Bay Area because it’s an overpriced shit hole.
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  • Tableau HWbs04
    Move to Seattle 😂
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  • Google tsukino
    Private tutoring is the best option (1:1 student teacher ratio)
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  • LinkedIn g63aR
    What’s wrong with public school?
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