Confessions of Korean-American parent

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    Confessions of Korean-American parent

    By Jason Lim

    Posted : 2016-02-19 16:19

    So, my little boy just turned four and will be entering kindergarten next fall. Needless to say, I want my son to go to a good school. Luckily, Fairfax County in Northern Virginia is well-known for its good public schools. In fact, Fairfax is one of the preeminent destinations of the so-called “goose families.”

    Unfortunately, the district where I live has the worst schools in the whole county. Its elementary school rating is 2 out of 10. This obviously won’t do, leading us to the penultimate question that every parent faces: Should we move to a better school district or send him to a private school?

    This sounds simple, but it’s more difficult than trying to solve a differential equation on keg night. Let’s enumerate all the variables that go into this decision.

    One; private school means at least $24,000 a year. And that’s for a moderately priced one. More prominent ones cost upwards of $40,000 a year. Of course, we want to be able to send our son to one of the more expensive (and famous) ones. If Malia and Natasha can go to Sidwell, why not my son?

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