Move from Oakland to Concord for possibly better public schools?
My husband and I currently live in Oakland and have been looking to buy a house. We have a one-year old son and are trying to reconcile our desire to stay in Oakland (we have lived here for years and we love it) with our desire to send our son to good public schools. I am wary of trying to buy in areas of Oakland that we can afford (just barely) because of the "terrible" public schools in those areas.
So, my questions are...
How are the public schools in Oakland, really? And does the OUSD lottery system work out in favor for many families?
Would it be worth it to move from Oakland (where we love) to Concord just for the public schools?