"Right now he’s only guilty of the lesser sin of viewing real estate purchases as the natural vehicle through which one should excercise educational choice."
– Megan McCardle
And some wonder why real estate in some Bay Area neighborhoods is so much more costly than in adjacent zip codes. Schools. If I buy a much more expensive house in order to take advantage of a good public school I can use the tax code to write off the added mortgage expense, something I can’t do with private school tuition.