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.
- Oracle fatalflawIn 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.
- 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?5d0
- PayPal ppapplepieIf 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.
- New smokedrankmoreCareful. 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