School Choice the Old-Fashioned Way

“When Ann and Jonathan Binstock started shopping for an apartment in Manhattan in 2007, their first call was not to a real estate broker. Instead, they hired an education consultant, to show them where the best schools for their daughter, Ellen, were. After the consultant suggested the most desirable zones, they chose a two-bedroom apartment near Public School 87 on the Upper West Side. Public records show it cost $1.975 million.”

The Times tells the tale. Strangely, no protests are scheduled.