Originally Posted by Bash and Crash
Yes sir, and my wife is a teacher.
It is becoming like that here in SD, but somehow my son landed up in the "loser" school district (which is the biggest one and caters to the widest and toughest demographics, as well as more affluent areas like ours). My colleagues have all "fled" to the smaller more affluent school districts north of here where the high-value real estate is. The competition there is getting out of hand, with students taking PSAT or SAT multiple times, taking SAT coaching, more than 10 APs, etc. We try our best not to get our son into that "group."
But people say we should have moved to the affluent school districts long ago and made a mistake by not joining the rat race.