Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto
Since when do rich people send their kids to Public schools full of poors?
Depends where you live. In California, it's relatively common. Around Los Angeles, there are several communities that have their own small school districts that are essentially gerrymandered islands within the geographic footprint of the clusterfuck that is the Los Angeles Unified School District. These tend to be higher-income areas (which means more property tax money for the schools, and residents more likely to support special tax assessments or voluntary contributions) that are not surprisingly far less ethnically diverse than the region as a whole, with more highly educated parents, etc. That then sustains a feeback loop of sorts, with the good schools driving home prices higher, etc.
I grew up in one of those communities. Upper-middle-class to Joe Montana/Sylvester Stallone homes. Predominantly white, with a smattering of good Asians. Probably a half dozen black kids in my graduating class of 270, a rounding error of white hispanics, and 2-3 wealthy Iranian kids whose folks had been intimates of the Shah. Three high schools in the district, maybe 3-4 middle schools and 4 elementary schools. Geographically totally surrounded by LAUSD. Super high average and median test scores, college placement, etc. There was one small private high school but it was looked on with disdain as the sort of place parents with money send fucked-up kids who are too coddled for military school.