The New York Times today has a piece about wealthy immigrants moving to the U.S. to take advantage of our sub-par schools.
Meet the Shins: 40’s, married with children, well-off and well-established back home in Seoul. But the problem was the academic grind their kids would face if they stayed.
Mrs. Shin tells Times reporter Paul Vitello a few things you didn’t know about Great Neck:
The chance to live normal is a relative value and might mean many different things to different people. But among a growing group of monied Chinese and South Korean newcomers arriving in this community of 40,000 in Nassau County, there is a strong feeling of what it means: the chance to spare their children the grinding competition and unrelieved pressure of scholastic life in their homelands.
– Tom McGeveran