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Re: Even Mainlanders think there are too many Mainlanders in Irvine!
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2017, 10:55:26 AM »
I had a pretty interesting conversation with my mainlander neighbor yesterday.  She moved 1.5 years ago from China in order to get her young kids away from the hyper competitive educational system found in China.  However, when she goes to the park or walks around the neighborhood, all she sees are other people from China.  Our local park usually has 4-5 chinese woman and 3-4 chinese grandparents walking around or watching their kids play.  Even her mom/in-law has friends with people from the same generation.  Everywhere she turns, she sees people from China.  Now she is asking me what other cities would be good to raise kids in that don't have so many Chinese parents.  She knows how competitive they are and moved here just to get away from that.

Just thought it was a pretty funny conversation.

It's not hard, just look up local school API rankings.

If you bought a house where the local school API ranking is 950, you got what you paid for -- your kids as guppies in a big lake.  If you wanted your kids to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond, move to places like um... Norwalk, Buena Park, La Palma...

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Re: Even Mainlanders think there are too many Mainlanders in Irvine!
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2017, 04:44:39 PM »
Just wait for all of the confusion involving the new school rating system...should be fun for a realtor to explain.

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Re: Even Mainlanders think there are too many Mainlanders in Irvine!
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 11:08:17 AM »
It's not about what school you attended or what ranking your school is or was.

Nowadays, success is about who you know and how successful or unsuccessful you are at making connections with those who are in a position to help you. 

 

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