Thoughts on public schools in Toronto?
I live in Toronto, but I’m not in one of those super rich neighborhoods with avg household income of $150-200k+ (my neighborhood has an average of only $90k). So it’s not dirt poor, but I definitely wouldn’t call it an affluent area either. I can’t afford private schooling, and I also can’t afford to move to Leaside, Davisville, Rosedale, etc… I’ve been thinking a lot lately of moving out west to Oakville or west Mississauga.
Just wondering if there was a consensus view on raising kids in the Toronto public schooling system if you’re not placing them in one of the rich school neighborhoods? I don’t believe that curriculum or quality of teachers is that different between regions, but I do believe that there is a big difference in the environment and backgrounds of the children that will ultimately be interacting with our little ones from neighborhood to neighborhood. I don’t want this to turn into a big debate on rich vs. poor, race, culture differences, etc… but it’s also not a coincidence that school rankings are reflected by some of these factors.