The thread on type of elementary school has me thinking, at what point is a public school really a de facto private school? And how do those that are big public school supporters feel about it?
For example, our town's schools are consistently rated in the top ten in the state. The real estate is modest, and moderately priced compared to many places, but the school taxes are sky high. We live in an average sized home for the town, and pay about $1K per month. In my opinion, this pretty much is tuition and makes our schools basically private. The high taxes restrict who can move into the town and thus use the schools, just like tuition and an application process would for private schools.
What do you all think?