Affluent, Foreign-born parents choosing NYC's public schools
- Re excerpt below the link to the article -- not looking good for Chris Whittle's latest venture, "Avenues," his chain of "international" private schools to appeal to globe-trotting professionals.SusanAffluent, Born Abroad and Choosing New York’s Public Schoolshttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/nyregion/foreign-parents-in-new-york-prefer-public-schools.html?_r=1&hpFor the Rengiers, the decision was clear: Their son would go to public school.“It was not the question if we could afford it or not,” said Ms. Rengier, whose husband was transferred to the city because of his job as a lawyer and tax consultant. “It was a question of whether it was real life or not.”In New York, the affluent typically send their children to private schools. But not the foreign-born affluent. In a divergence, a large majority of wealthy foreign-born New Yorkers are sending their children to public schools, according to an analysis of census data.