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Moving to San Francisco

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lornb, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. lornb

    lornb New commenter

    Im researching a move to San Francisco. The middle school system is overwhelming. I'd like to hear from anyone who might be interested in home schooling in the Bay Area. I have 2 children but where would I find some tutors for 2 children in Year 9? Anyone have any links or ideas for me?
  2. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Cool. Can't help with your query but OH was in San Francisco a few years ago with an Edinburgh University liaison thing. They were based at Stanford in Palo Alto but they managed some trips during time off.
    Loved it - and the weather.
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Might be worth asking in the Teaching Overseas forum in Workplace?
    I can't see any obvious links but someone may know
  4. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    I've lived there. Be sure and wear some flowers in your hair...
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  5. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    You're going to meet some gentle people there.
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  6. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Good luck OP!

    When I lived in Alabama for five years, I removed my son from his school because it was so awful, I couldn't bear it.

    Tried a bit of home-schooling, and then the authorities tried to sue me, for his non-attendance.

    Turns out, in Al, it wasn't mandatory to attend school until aged 7.
    My son was 5! :D

    I expect things are much better these days, especially in California!
  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There is an army of homeless people in the downtown area and out towards Golden Gate Park

    More than I've ever seen anywhere else and the fact there is little support for these people makes it all the worse.

    ....and it's colddddddddddddddddd
  8. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Homeless people? Oh, yeah. Back in my time too. CA is like America's catch basin. Whatever comes loose in the rest of the country floats west and gets stuck there. Very rainy in wintertime, so you'll feel right at home in that respect.
  9. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

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    Duke of York Star commenter

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  13. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Son visited San Francisco last year - said it was the roughest place he'd ever been to, drug dealers openly in the streets, running battles with the police etc.
  14. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    As a tourist and ex-old-hippy, I really loved it (although as others have said, it was unexpectedly freezing cold).
    I would not however consider living there, for the reasons given above; but also because the next big quake is well overdue. I dived under the table every time a large truck rumbled past.
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