Public School Choice

"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.