Real estate agents often are asked where the good schools are or whether a particular school is worthy.
Anyone who answers those questions is in danger of prosecution. That’s because giving schools information is likened to giving neighborhood information.
Under the Fair Housing Act, we’re not allowed to steer buyers toward or away from a “good” or a “bad” neighborhood because doing so amounts to racial discrimination. Among other characteristics, discriminating by race is against the law on not only the federal level, but state and municipal levels as well.
For buyers in search of helpful information about public and private schools, other resources ensure that all is not lost.
I am certain that the best of all sources is other parents, whether they are known to the buyer or can be button-holed outside schools.
Failing those opportunities, there are some decent Web sites.
Collectively, the foregoing sites will make clearer to concerned parents where they want to make a new home for their family.
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