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Old 06-02-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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I don't get it

People live in 1MM dollar mansions and send their kids to this school where 48 percent of students are considered "economically disadvantaged." ???

Are these people stupid? Or there is something I do not see.

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Old 06-02-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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The people buying the million dollar + homes aren't usually sending their kids to public schools...and if they are, they're in the IB Program, not gen pop.

HTH.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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The people buying the million dollar + homes aren't usually sending their kids to public schools...and if they are, they're in the IB Program, not gen pop.

HTH.
so where are all these poor people come from when the zoned area is all 1MM dollar homes.

or some of them cheat the system?

Also, what is 1B program?
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:06 PM
 
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Apartments.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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Crazy situation

These 1MM dollar homes paying so much in real estate taxes and they send their kids to private schools...

It does not make financial sense

About the rich families sending their kids to this school; again it does not make sense; about 38 percent of its 3,200 students are Hispanic, 29 percent African-American.

I mean sell your house and move to a nice neighborhood send your kid to private school and invest the rest of your money and retire early whatever.

What is going on here?

It is like they are subsidizing poor voluntarily and intentionally.

I think I am missing something...
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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IB = International Baccalaureate. It's an internationally recognized testing system; I took a bunch of the classes ages ago when I was at Bellaire.

HISD has a transfer system (I had a magnet transfer to Bellaire... and was zoned to Lamar). A former coworker of mine (certainly not a millionaire) had her younger son there on a transfer. So I imagine a lot of the bright kids are in there and may be economically disadvantaged. A lot of apartments are encompassed in Lamar's zone too.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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Lamar has a section of its attendance zone between Main street and 288 that is not all $1mil homes, and there are numerous low income apartments within its zone. The other thing is that 1/3 of Lamar kids are magnet students. If you can throw, catch or run with a football and live within the HISD boundaries, then you are more than likely trying to transfer to Lamar for sports.

http://www.houstonisd.org/cms/lib2/T...s/Lamar_HS.pdf
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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I don't get it

People live in 1MM dollar mansions and send their kids to this school where 48 percent of students are considered "economically disadvantaged." ???
I don't understand what is stupid about sending kids to go to school with "economically disadvantaged" kids
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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Crazy situation


I think I am missing something...
what you're missing is that those people in those +$1mil homes who send their kids to private schools value education, like living inside the loop close to their jobs, like their kids going to school with other $1mil homeowner kids, and for many of them the cost of private school is a drop in the bucket. They are not risking or delaying their retirement one day because of private school cost.

as for subsidizing the poor - ya, that is pretty much a way of life for those people. They're the golden goose.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Crazy situation

These 1MM dollar homes paying so much in real estate taxes and they send their kids to private schools...

It does not make financial sense

About the rich families sending their kids to this school; again it does not make sense; about 38 percent of its 3,200 students are Hispanic, 29 percent African-American.

I mean sell your house and move to a nice neighborhood send your kid to private school and invest the rest of your money and retire early whatever.

What is going on here?

It is like they are subsidizing poor voluntarily and intentionally.

I think I am missing something...
are you really that shocked that extremely wealthy families tend to send their kids to private school?
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