A $400,000 mobile home!?!?!?

And I thought D.C. real estate prices were bad.

This LA Times article about parents struggling to find spaces for for their children in good schools is both informative and heartbreaking, and it brings home a crucial point that often gets obscured in debates about school choice: There is a terrible shortage of good schools of any sort in many metropolitan areas. And while the shortage is most damaging to low-income youngsters, it also hurts middle-class families by driving up home prices and private school tuition, undermines entire cities when professional families get pushed out to far-flung exurbs because they can’t get into or afford decent schools in the metro area, and even contributes to global warming.

–Guestblogger Sara Mead

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