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Old 09-02-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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thank you for the great responses and debate. Despite the neighborhood one moves into, it really seems like a hit and miss for schools in the city. I guess I'll have to go and look into these selective enrollment schools to see if my kids would have a chance when it comes time for HS.

I have looked into the suburbs and I really like many of them but I wanted to make sure that I did some legwork in the city before making a decision.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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If you can afford them, there are MANY great private school options in the city as well.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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You can always homeschool you know. Or did Daley outlaw that too?
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You can always homeschool you know. Or did Daley outlaw that too?
Great option if you don't think extracirriculars are part of a well-rounded education. Then there's just the principle of actually being able to put the ungodly property taxes you're forced to pay to good use.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Great option if you don't think extracirriculars are part of a well-rounded education. Then there's just the principle of actually being able to put the ungodly property taxes you're forced to pay to good use.
And the small issue trying to raise a child that is well socialized and not a total weirdo...
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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^^I don't know about that anymore. There is a growing wave of homeschooling among well-educated liberals. It's not just for religious nutjobs anymore. I am actually a part of a preschool co-op where a bunch of other moms come together to help teach our kids together. It isn't isolationist unless you choose for it to be.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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I still think it's important to be exposed to more as a child. The social pecking order in High School can be brutal, but it doesn't magically disappear when you're an adult. Kids need to live in the world to be prepared for their lives as individuals apart from their parents.
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